In a surprising move, presumed starting safety Charlie Peprah has been released by the Green Bay Packers, a day before the start of training camp.
After having lost Nick Collins to injury, Peprah became the full time starter for the rest of the season. While he did well in 2010 following the injury to Morgan Burnett, he was unable to perform with enough consistency in the secondary despite his five interceptions and pass break ups. Peprah had undergone arthroscopic knee surgery and has been unable to participate in camp, and would not have been ready for the start of training camp.
With the sudden release of Peprah, what do the Packers now have at safety?
First thoughts will immediately stray towards Charles Woodson, who saw some time at safety in 2009 and has been thought to get some time at the position, with or without Peprah. But, Woodson best excels at the ‘Rover’ position in the slot, and defensive coordinator Dom Capers would like to see him stay there.
Peprah’s release also ...