According to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com on Twitter:
The @packers have informed Brady Poppinga and Justin Harrell that they are being released.
Coming on the heels of news that the Packers would either trade or release linebacker Nick Barnett, today's news shouldn't come as much of a surprise. It's been know for months that the Packers would have to clear salary cap space, and they're doing so with two players whose backup status and injury history makes their salaries unmanageable.
Poppinga has a salary cap figure approaching $2.5 million that the Packers will use to sign free agents, their draft choices and other undrafted rookies, not to mention any future contract extensions they may negotiate with players like Josh Sitton, Jermichael Finley and Clay Matthews.
Justin Harrell also has a salary around $2.5 million, but because of the way his contract was structured, the Packers will only be saving a little more than $500,000 in cap relief this season. Still, his injury history has been too much to overcome.
It's possible the Packers may make a few more cuts when teams are allowed to make such information official at 3:01 p.m. Central time.
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