The Green Bay Packers have apparently seen enough of defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove.
According to Howard Balzer, the Packers cut Hargrove Friday. GM Ted Thompson also let go receiver Andrew Brewer, safety Micah Pellerin, tackle Herb Taylor and cornerback Dion Turner.
Packers cut DT Anthony Hargrove today.
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) August 24, 2012
UPDATE: The Packers have officially announced the release of all five players.
The Packers have released 5 players: WR Andrew Brewer, DE Anthony Hargrove, S Micah Pellerin, T Herb Taylor & CB Dion Turner.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 24, 2012
The Packers signed Hargrove this offseason to a minimum deal, but it appears GM Ted Thompson has not seen enough to keep the veteran defensive tackle on the roster.
Hargrove, 29, played sparingly in three preseason games and had not yet recorded a tackle. He was becoming increasingly buried on the depth chart at defensive end.
There was originally speculation that the Packers would give Hargrove an extended look to make the roster.
Suspended by the league for his role in the New Orleans Saints pay-for-injury program in 2009, Hargrove was scheduled to miss the first eight games of 2012. His spot would not have counted against the Packers’ opening day 53-man roster, leaving Thompson with a potential decision after the suspension had ended.
Releasing him today erases that chance.
Letting go of Taylor ends a horrific camp and preseason for the offensive tackle. He was beaten badly in his one start this preseason against the San Diego Chargers, and his play with the second team left much to be desired.
The Packers will still need to make 10 other cuts before Monday, when rosters must be at 75 players.