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Packers make final cut, release 53-man roster

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GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WKOW) --

In the world of college football, today is seen as a holiday. In the world of the NFL, players fear the dreaded final cut. 

Today at 3 pm (CST), all 32 organizations had to reduce their roster from 75 to the mandatory 53. 

Released by the Green Bay Packers:

RB Raijon Neal

RB John Crockett

WR Ed Williams

WR Jared Abbrederis

TE Justin Perillo

TE Mitchell Henry

OL Jeremy Vujnovich

OL Garth Gerhart

OL Matt Rotheram

OL Andy Phillips

DL Khryi Thornton

DL Christian Ringo

LB James Vaughters

LB Joe Thomas

LB Carl Bradford

CB Tay Glover-Wright

CB Ryan White

S Jean Fanor

Injured Reserve:

WR Jordy Nelson


DL Datone Jones

DL Letroy Guion


WR Larry Pinkard

LB Jermauria Rasco

Some interesting points:

  1. Two undrafted rookies made the roster in RB Alonzo Harris and CB LaDarius Gunter.
  2. The Packers released three from their 2014 draft class, including former Badger WR Jared Abbrederis.
  3. The roster is not necessarily final. Waiver claims can be made through Sunday afternoon, and room must be made on the 53-man roster for any player claimed on waivers. Once the 24-hour waiver period expires, teams can begin establishing their 10-man practice squads.
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