The Green Bay Packers sure as hell took their sweet time with this. They had to be down to 75 players today and here’s how they did it.
Oh, and we’re pretty sure Mason Crosby is going to be the kicker for another season. Why? The guy they signed on Sunday, Zach Ramirez, was cut today.
The rest of the Packers roster trimming was done by putting guys on injured reserve and the physically unable to perform list.
Tackle Bryan Bulaga, receiver Kevin Dorsey, running back DuJuan Harris and linebacker Jarvis Reedon were put on injured reserve. This means they’ll miss the entire season.
Safety Sean Richardson, tackle Derek Sherrod, guard J.C. Tretter and defensive end Jerel Worthy were put on physically unable to perform list. They’ll be eligible to return to the team after week 6.
Richardson has been battling a neck injury that might end his career. Sherrod hasn’t played since the end of 2011 because of a broken leg, but may finally be of some use to the Packers this season. Tretter broke his ankle just after being drafted and, as a rookie, probably won’t make much of an impact even if he is activated. Worthy tore his ACL late last season and may be around for the end of the 2013 campaign.
The Packers will have another round of cuts coming after Thursday’s game, when they have to get down to 53.