The Packers released offensive lineman Joe Gibbs on Monday, announced general manager Ted Thompson.
Gibbs, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound first-year player out of Tennessee-Martin, was on Green Bay’s practice squad for the final six regular-season contests and both playoff games last season. He originally entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams in June 2010.
It would appear as if the Packers are making room for undrafted free agents on their 90-man offseason roster. Perhaps Gibbs didn’t show up to the team’s offseason workout program in good shape, but that would just be a presumption.
The reality is that the Packers make room for undrafted players coming out of college every year. They know what Gibbs is capable of, and he was a long shot to begin with. In a rookie, they’re looking players with potentially more promise.
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