Found September 01, 2012 on Packer Update:

Veteran defensive tackle Daniel Muir was one of 18 players released on Friday

This was one of the least exciting cut-down days in recent memory. General manager Ted Thompson reached the 53-man roster limit by releasing 18 players, placing one on injured reserve and one on the PUP list.

The Packers released offensive tackle Shea Allard, wide receiver Diondre Borel, tight end Brandon Bostick, quarterback B.J. Coleman, fullback Nic Cooper, offensive tackle Andrew Datko, center/guard Tommie Draheim, center Sampson Genus, wide receiver Curenski Gilleylen, wide receiver Tori Gurley, defensive lineman Lawrence Guy, safety Anthony Levine, cornerback Otis Merrill, wide receiver Dale Moss, defensive lineman Daniel Muir, running back Marc Tyler, guard Greg Van Roten and offensive lineman Reggie Wells. Linebacker Vic So’oto was placed on IR and tackle Derek Sherrod was placed on PUP.

The decision to let go of the popular Muir was mildly surprising only because he received so much positive press throughout the summer. But players don’t usually improve at age 29, and the former Kent State star has been a fringe defensive tackle for years. Sure he looked pretty good matched up against the Packers’ motley collection of backup guards and centers, but that was to be expected. Counting on him to be as impressive against better opposition would’ve been unrealistic based on his history.

While Thompson hasn’t claimed or signed a player after final cuts since 2008, it’s difficult to imagine this roster being set in stone. Green Bay is currently carrying a whopping 11 defensive backs and only seven offensive linemen. You’d have to think a tackle will be added in the next 24 to 48 hours. If and when that happens, second-year cornerback Brandian Ross would be the player most likely to be sent packing.


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