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Packers Waive Rookie QB Matt Brown

The Green Bay Packers trimmed their roster to 87 players and quarterbacks to just three by releasing rookie quarterback Matt Brown Tuesday.

According to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press Gazette, Brown (6-3, 225 lbs.) was waived with a non-football injury designation.

The Packers now figure to take just three quarterbacks to training camp, which begins Friday. Aaron Rodgers leads a group that also includes last season's No. 2 Graham Harrell and 2012 seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman.

Brown, a four-year starter and holder of numerous school records at Illinois State, signed as a free agent with the Packers following the draft. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the 2012 Missouri Valley Offensive Player of the Year was given just a $5,000 signing bonus.

The Packers now have 87 players on the roster, three below the 90-man limit.

Zach Kruse is a 24-year-old sports writer who contributes to Cheesehead TV, Bleacher Report and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He also covers prep sports for the Dunn Co. News. You can reach him on Twitter @zachkruse2 or by email at [email protected].


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jmac3444's picture

well there goes the season

Kyanna's picture

Maybe Packers are interested in Aaron Rodgers' little bro Jordan Rodgers? ,who recently got cut by Jaguars.

I bleed Green More's picture

That would be a kick, two Rogers makes us twice as good right.

Rich's picture

Well Zachary, so much for your prediction that the final roster will be Coleman and Rodgers with Brown on the practice squad. Try Harrell and Rodgers with Coleman back on the practice squad, and Harrell gets a starting job with another team at the end of the season.

Cow42's picture

Welcome, Jordan.

Evan's picture

I'd be surprised. I think this is probably more likely: "@PackerReport: No surprise on #Packers releasing Brown. McCarthy said last year that 4 QBs would be a crowd with practice restrictions in CBA."

trvs's picture

With 3 roster spots open, how long before some affordable veterans are picked up?

I figure they really let the young guys go at it, and see what takes shape. I wouldnt be surprised to see a Safety slide in late...

Evan's picture

Yeah, if they were to bring a vet in I'd think it's be a week or two into camp. After they have a better sense of what they have.

Speaking of vets, Eric Winston is still unsigned?? Am I missing something about him?

redlights's picture

My read is coleman isnt ready so harrell will prob b #2, vet pickup (colt mccoy has been one of my favs) in a couple weeks.

Evan's picture

McCoy is with the 49ers.

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