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Packers Calendar: Roster Cuts Coming Tuesday, Final Training Camp Practice

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Packers Calendar: Roster Cuts Coming Tuesday, Final Training Camp Practice

The NFL deadline for reducing roster occurs at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and the Packers appear ready to take their decision down to the 11th hour.

"We're at the point, we need to cut to 75,"  said head coach Mike McCarthy on Monday, "obviously we'll take the final cut all the way down to (Tuesday) ... the 13th, 14th and 15th (players), as far as the final cutdown, is just not clear to us."

The Packers roster currently sits at 84 players after yesterday's release of kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, meaning they must release at least nine players on Tuesday, or place them on injured reserve.

What McCarthy presumably means about the 13th, 14th and 15th players is the players the team will keep, at least through the final preseason game. Those players will see a majority of the playing time on Thursday, such that the starters are not exposed to injury.

One way to free up a roster spot will be for the Packers to place offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve, and that way the Packers only have to release eight players on Tuesday.

Practice is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday, which means the Packers can technically practice with 84 players if they so choose. Whether or not they'll make any roster cuts before practice remains to be seen.

Tuesday also represents the final day of training camp practice for the 2013 season, meaning it's the final opportunity for the public to view practice until 2014. Action takes place at Ray Nitschke Field.

Following practice, Mike McCarthy will hold a press conference to be streamed live on the Packers official website at Earlier in the day, general manager Ted Thompson will also hold his final press conference during training camp at 10:00 a.m.

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Nikhdez's picture

Bulaga belongs on injured reserve... I can't believe he isn't yet

ZeroTolerance's picture

They may be trying to decide if he goes on IR or IR designated for return. They only get one, and there are also other cantidates.

Stroh's picture

Bulaga's got an ACL tear, he's not going to be playing again this year. Forget about Bulaga till next year. Peterson is a freak of nature and 220, Bulaga's not a freak and he's more like 320.

TommyG's picture

His name will be on the IR list when the cut down comes out today.

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