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Transaction Wire: Packers Cut 4 Players

June 18, 2010

Kareem Copeland is the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s newest Packers writer. It may be the offseason, but he’s already busy reporting the latest Packers news. Earlier today, he reported the Packers have released four players: cornerback Trevor Ford, safety Khalil Jones, linebacker Tim Knicky, and quarterback Noah Shepard. From Copeland:

Ford was the only one of the quartet that ever saw game action, appearing in three games in 2009 after being signed as an undrafted free agent in May of 2009. Jones was on the practice squad for the last two weeks of last season. Both Knicky and Shepard were signed as undrafted free agents in April.

The release of these players comes days before the Packers’ mandatory mini-camp, which is set to being on Monday, June 21. Perhaps the roster move foreshadows some of the rookies signing their contracts.

Following mini-camp the Packers are off for five weeks. The players are set to report back to training camp in Green Bay on July 30. The weeks between mini-camp and training camp are usually the slowest time of the year for NFL teams as the players and coaches squeeze in one last vacation before the season officially begins.

Judging by how the offseason has gone thus far for the Packers, I’ll be surprised if the players don’t give me plenty to write about. We haven’t heard much from Atari Bigby and his contract demands, not to mention Tramon Williams. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2010 8:47 pm

    I can understand the quarterback and the LB but we really need the depth in the secondary. Bigby is holding out, Al Harris is old and coming back from a bad injury so not much can be put on his shoulders right away, Brandon Underwood might be facing criminal assault charges, and Jarret Bush was never really a solid performer. Most of these situations will likely be avoided, but at this point, the only two definite starters are Charles and Tramon. I think the Pack should have kept the Safety and the Cornerback, at least until the end of the minicamp.

    Go Pack Go!

    • June 19, 2010 7:56 am

      Ted has a plan. I just keep repeating that phrase to myself, especially when we cut down to 53 players before the season starts.

      • June 20, 2010 8:16 pm

        No one can see as far into the future as Ted. It’s actually pretty incredible. In retrospect, he’s been planning some stuff for five years in advance. That’s the way to run a football team in my opinion.

        Go Pack Go!

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