After being busy for much of the weekend, it’s time to get caught up on the latest Green Bay Packers news.
We’ve allowed other news outlets to do most of the heavy lifting, but here’s a quick recap…
The biggest item was the cut of quarterback Graham Harrell, one of six players released on Monday. Harrell was the incumbent No. 2 quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers as recently as this past Friday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Through four training camps in total and three exhibition games this season, Harrell just didn’t show enough improvement for the Packers to keep him around.
The door is open for Vince Young to be the team’s primary backup, but the team has not ruled out B.J. Coleman yet either. Both of them figure to see a lot of action in the team’s preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday.
Also cut were wide receivers Alex Gillett, Omarius Hines and Justin Wilson, along with defensive lineman Gilbert Pena and running back Angelo Pease.
By making a few roster moves, the Packers were able to sign kicker Zach Ramirez, a rookie out of Portland State.
There’s now a three-man kicking competition taking place in Green Bay, joining Mason Crosby and Giorgio Tavecchio, but it may not last for long.
The Packers have to be down to at least 75 players by Tuesday afternoon, and it’s likely they release at least one of the three kickers.
Ramirez connected on 10 of 11 field goals on Sunday at practice, missing only from 53 yards. He’ll have at least two more days of practice before the Packers have to make more mandatory roster cuts.