Transaction Wire: Packers Cut 4 Players
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.