Saturday, August 25, 2012

Packers Release Five: Led By Anthony Hargrove

Here's the report from on the five players they released on Friday, as they work on trimming the roster to 75 players by Monday, and they still have 10 more players to go. As for the first five, it included a couple of better known players but really no surprises.

WR Andy Brewer. He was recently claimed off waivers from the Eagles, and with a deep group of receivers already on the roster, he was the longest of long shots. No surprise here.

DE Anthony Hargrove. A lot was written about the troubled free agent and his ongoing battle over bounties with the commissioner's office. Instead, his release comes earlier than expected, but it shouldn't be a surprise because he never played with the first team defense this preseason. He was a poor fit from the start because he was an undersized 3-4 defensive end. He really had to standout to earn a roster spot, and it never happened.

S Micah Pellerin and CB Dion Turner. A couple of undrafted free agents who played little during the preseason. Again, it's no surprise that they've been released.

T Herb Taylor. The season ending injury to Derek Sherrod led to his signing last December. Sherrod's continued absence, and an injury to Marshall Newhouse, briefly led to Taylor becoming the starting left tackle for the preseason opener. His fate was probably sealed the moment he allowed a big hit on Aaron Rodgers. He wasn't good as a run or pass blocker, and only a show of supreme optimism could have kept him on the roster any longer.


PackFaninFl said...

Not surprised that Hargrove is gone. Once it got up to 8 games suspended, I knew they weren't going to keep him around. Dare I say we are now deep at Defensive line! Muir has done well, the rooks are doing well. I wouldn't be surprised if Mike Neal is the next cut. He's a talent, but just not very talented in the most underrated area of all: staying healthy.

I think this year we could see the transition away from Pickett as a starting Defensive End as well.

Brandon said...

I've been wondering about Pickett too. I haven't been too impressed by him this preseason. But I doubt they'd make a move with him only on the basis of a couple quarters during the preseason.