Packers Trim Roster to 53; Graham Harrell will be Rogers Only Backup


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On Friday evening the Green Bay Packers released their list of cut players and the football world begin to evaluate. In the NFL, around this time of the year is when the bottom feeders begin to take the players that the top teams don’t have room for, so the Packers must always be careful when deciding who to cut, because not all their waived players will be able to make it to the practice squad. Also at this time every year, we will evaluate the final roster and note some of the interesting decisions made by the Green Bay Packers front office.

The most interesting decision made by the Packers was the decision to only go with two quarterbacks, and the backup being Graham Harrell, the third year pro out of Texas Tech. Harrell has never taken a regular season snap in his career, and other than his performance in the fourth preseason game, it doesn’t look like the results will be pretty if Aaron Rogers needs to come out for a few plays, or a few games. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Packers obtain another backup as a contingency plan for Rogers before the season starts, but if they don’t, we just need to hope the Packers know more about Graham Harrell than what we have seen this preseason.

Please refer to the following for the complete list of players cut by the Packers: OL Shea Allard, WR Diondre Borel, TE Brandon Bostick, QB B.J. Coleman, FB Nic Cooper, OL Andrew Datko, OL Tommie Draheim, WR Tori Gurley, OL Sampsun Genus, WR Curenski Gilleylen, DE Lawrence Guy, DB Anthony Levine, CB Otis Merrill, WR Dale Moss, DT Daniel Muir, RB Marc Tyler, and OL Greg Van Roten.

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