May 22, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson during the Green Bay Packers organized team activities at Ray Nitschke Field. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE
The Green Bay Packers are a bit loaded at the wide receiver position and a bit thin at safety, so Ted Thompson has decided to re-arrange his team and use his 90-man roster in a slightly more efficient way. Wide receiver Marcus Rivers, who was in a heck of a battle to even make the practice squad, has been cut to make way for safety Micah Pellerin.
Pellerin was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent, but he couldn't grab a roster spot there and was waived. He played three years of football at Hampton, transferring from Southern Mississippi after his first year, and was a first team all-MEAC performer in his senior season last year.
Charlie Peprah, M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian are probably all locks to make this season's roster, so Pellerin could be fighting with Sean Richardson for a spot on the practice squad. The Packers were obviously going to have to make a couple of cuts at wide receiver before Rivers signed, so he almost certainly has a better shot of making a team or a practice squad elsewhere.