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Green Bay Packers Cut Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

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Green Bay Packers Cut Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

One day after signing kicker Zach Ramirez, the Packers cut Giorgio Tavecchio.

Tavecchio had been in a competition with Mason Crosby since the offseason, but his run with the Packers ended on Monday.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tavecchio hit 86.4 percent of his field goal attempts this summer, while Crosby has connected on 80 percent.

This comes one-season after Crosby hit an NFL-low 63.6 percent of his field goals last year.

It's hard to say how much importance was placed on one practice, but Tavecchio performed the worst of three kickers on Sunday's session, making nine of 11 field goals, compared to 10 of 11 for both Crosby and Ramirez.

The release of Tavecchio leaves the Packers with two kickers on their roster just a day before the league-mandated deadline to reduce rosters to 75 players on Tuesday.

Whether the Packers keep both Crosby and Ramirez through Tuesday's afternoon remains to be seen. Perhaps they will want to see Ramirez in a game environment on Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs in the preseason finale.


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Derek in CO's picture

Let's go with Ramirez. enough already. we all know what Crosby can't do, and that's hit 3 out of 4.

packsmack25's picture

Ramirez is going to get this job if he doesn't suck against the Chiefs. They should just kick it every time they get into FG range and have them duke it out.

hayward4president's picture

Agreed. Let VY do what he can for about 50 yrds ....then kick it. Tired of keeping my fingers crossed that we ditch Mason.

Lucky953's picture

Unless Lacy, Green, or Franklin can run it in from 35 yds. Are they trying to trade Starks? Or is he cut tomorrow ?
Also, it was the kickoff that carried to the 5 yd line that was Giorgios death knell

RC Packer Fan's picture

I don't think Starks gets cut until final cutdown if at all... Pending on Harris's knee injury. If Harris misses significant time, I can see them keeping Starks...

Evan's picture

I dunno...he seems to have found himself in McCarthy's doghouse the last few weeks. Did he get a carry against Seattle?

I think Lacy, Green and Franklin would more than suffice if Harris' injury is something serious.

Stroh's picture

If Starks is really in McCarthy's dog house I think you'll be right and they'll cut Starks next week. If he has a redemption moment he might stick. Otherwise I think they'll use the roster spot for another position. Lacy, Green, Franklin and Kuhn would be fine IMO. Least until Harris returns.

hayward4president's picture

Ok ...soooo....can we get an injury report please!?

I bleed Green More's picture

I think after yesterday Sergio lost his chance. I am for starting over tired of Crossbar.

Fish . Crane's picture

just to bring back that feeling

love the link address: they call him "Son"...I forget the other couple of words.

Hank Scorpio's picture

As long as the Packers 2013 kicker is not Mason Crosby, I'm fine. I'd prefer Crosby went before Tavecchio but I don't really have any problems with Tavecchio going.

Stroh's picture

Chances are your kicker is still gonna be Crosby. I'll be interested to see what Ramirez does vs a live rush and in game action. I'd be ok w/ him if he does well, but never had much faith in Tavecchio.

chicago hooligan's picture

In game situations (reg. season, playoffs, pre-season) Crosby has made something like 12 in a row. If they haven't cut him yet, they aren't cutting him before Week 1.

Stroh's picture

I would tend to agree.

carlos's picture

If they cut Crosby, I can see him doing well in a dome. Yah, like, ...Minnesota. (tongue planted in my cheek)

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