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Source: Packers Cut WRs Tori Gurley and Diondre Borel

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Source: Packers Cut WRs Tori Gurley and Diondre Borel

It appears neither of the offseason darlings will be a member of the Green Bay Packers 53-man roster in 2012.

According to a source, the Packers released both Tori Gurley and Diondre Borel Friday. NFL teams must have their rosters trimmed to 53 players by Friday's 4:00 ET deadline.

Both Gurley (6-4, 230 lbs.) and Borel (6-0 199) dealt with injuries and inconsistency this camp, but the two did combine for four catches and 96 yards in the Packers' preseason finale Thursday night. Gurley had two catches for 69 yards, including a 54-yard catch in the second quarter that set up Green Bay's first touchdown. Borel finished with two for 27.

Earlier this offseason, both players were considered strong candidates to crack the 53-man roster. There was even speculation that the Packers could have released Donald Driver to pave the way for one of the two, but Driver was brought back on a re-structured deal.

The two could still be options to bring back to the practice squad, but chances are a receiver-needy NFL team (Miami Dolphins?) will be ready to pick up either player. The two have shown enough for consideration on a 53-man roster lacking the depth at receiver that Green Bay currently has.

The Packers have also reportedly released Nic Cooper, Tommie Draheim, Andrew Datko, Sampson Genus and Anthony Levine.

 

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Evan's picture

Not a huge surprise. Great showing yesterday by both of them, but too little too late I guess.

ernie ernie's picture

I would say fair, not great.

Sizzle's picture

Not a big loss, even if Jones is traded. Boykin has been far more consistent, and is more deserving of a roster spot.

mark's picture

The Miami Dolphins just got their starting WRs...

Mojo's picture

It's flying fast now. It'll be very interesting to see who ends up on the PS.

Point Packer's picture

Here's to all those idiots on this blog who proclaimed these two as the second coming of Jerry Rice.

Evan's picture

Yeah, you tell those straw men!

ernie ernie's picture

Hey we all heard that. We were told they were the second coming. That they were cinch keepers. Lucky to have them.
My take: Borel wants to be first stringer on any team and it wasn't happening in GB, drop some passes and move on.
Gurley ditto, knows where its happening and he would not get the big money from GB being on the bench. Move on.
I would bet money both are estatic right now.

Point Packer's picture

Yeah, I'm sure they are ecstatic about looking for a job. Good analysis.

Mr.Bigg's picture

I am one of those idiots. I thought they were going to bust the lid off the top of the receiver group. I am so ashamed. I am sad. so sad. I am so glad you pointed out just how much of an idiot I am. My sports excitement does not match up with my expertise. I will go lay down now. Thank you.

Hands's picture

Dolphins just traded for a WR from the Redskins. Probably only looking at cuts for additional WR talent.

CanadianPackersFan's picture

If Miami picks them up they have to cut 2 guys right away..

CanadianPackersFan's picture

The reserve linemen are all looking like projects .. Waldon back after first game - so 1 more cuts their and Neal after 4 games..

SouthernPackersFan's picture

these guys along with bj coleman and datko and tyler will be on the practice squad this year unless they are picked up before then but i dont see any of them but maybe gurley getting a look

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