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Ciao, Giorgio. The Packers have cut ties with Tavecchio.
Just one day after signing street free agent Zach Ramirez, the Green Bay Packers have released kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.
Incumbent kicker Mason Crosby has, again, had an up-and-down, left-and-right summer, and it seems the Packers are determined to provide some competition for Crosby all the way up to the regular season. Still, despite his inconsistency, it looks like the job is Crosby’s to lose.
Crosby certainly had a rough season in 2012, missing 12 of 33 regular-season field goal attempts. But believe it or not, his challenger this summer, Tavecchio, has missed kicks in his life, as well. As a senior at California, Tavecchio failed to connect on six extra points.
Now, it’s down to Crosby and Ramirez–another Internet-sensation-turned-NFL-kicker-hopeful. The Detroit Lions signed Havard “Kickalicious” Rugland to compete with David Akers this summer, and the Packers turn to Ramirez–a young kicker with some pretty impressive You...
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Packers GM Ted Thompson made his roster cuts on Tuesday to make the 75-player limit.
The Green Bay Packers announced on Tuesday afternoon that their roster had been reduced to 75 players, per NFL rules. Four players were placed on injured reserve, four were placed on the PUP (physically unable to perform), and one was released. The players removed from the active roster were:
Packers kickers Crosby and Tavecchio have some new competition in town.
The Green Bay Packers have officially released six players as of today, with two more names added to the list of reported cuts from yesterday: RB Angelo Pease and DT Gilbert Peña. They also made a somewhat surprising move in adding kicker Zach Ramirez to the roster. All transactions are official according to...
The Packers backfield lost a key member in DuJuan Harris, likely ending his season. Those in fantasy leagues might want to upgrade Eddie Lacy.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
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Kicker Mason Crosby
If Mason Crosby begins the regular season as the Green Bay Packers' kicker, he can probably look back at Tuesday's practice as what won him the job. Crosby was a perfect 14-for-14, making seven kicks into the wind and seven kicks with the wind at his...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In the eyes of coach Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers just lost their starting running back for the season. McCarthy announced Tuesday that DuJuan Harris was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.
"It's a tough one," McCarthy said. "He was definitely a young player I felt would be impactful for us on offense.
"Tough blow to...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Six cuts were made Sunday as the Green Bay Packers moved closer to getting their roster down to 75 players by Tuesday's deadline.
In addition to quarterback Graham Harrell, whose release was widely known Saturday, the Packers also cut wide receivers Alex Gillett, Omarius Hines and Justin Wilson, defensive tackle Gilbert Pena and running back Angelo Pease....
The Green Bay Packers have decided to place running back DuJuan Harris on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.
McCarthy: DuJuan Harris will go on IR today.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 27, 2013
I wonder if they’ll end up keeping James Starks now, since it looked like he could be on his way out.
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Micah Hyde has excelled early in his rookie camp. He has been a gritty, physical player who has continued to make plays and show good skills playing the ball.His performance have drawn praise from the coaches and even given him consideration to be a starter when the Packers open the season.
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This weekend was the big fantasy football draft weekend for this writer. My league from back home, my league of friends from the town I went to college in and my work league drafted on Friday, Saturday and Monday. This last weekend of preseason games is a huge draft weekend nationally as well. One of the hardest things to do as a fantasy player, and especially one so closely...
The Green Bay Packers suffered a huge blow today when head coach Mike McCarthy announced that starting running back DuJuan Harris would be placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.With Harris out, it solidifies rookie Eddie Lacy as the starting running back when the season begins on September 8 against the San Francisco 49ers.Harris had recently just started practicing with the...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- DuJuan Harris didn't want his family to worry. After reinjuring the patellar tendon in his right knee in Friday's preseason game, the Green Bay Packers' 24-year-old running back made sure to walk off the field under his own power, even though it was painful.
When Harris called his mother to give her the bad news, he didn't cry. For a player who...
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Tramon Williams returned after missing the last four weeks with a knee injury ... plus more from Monday's practice from the Don Hutson Center.
Tramon Williams practiced again, improving the odds that he's ready for Week 1 at San Francisco. Plus injury updates and Tuesday's lopsided kicking battle.