Packers Cut Jerron McMillian to Make Room for Kahlil Bell

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

I bet you didn't see this one coming.

Holy cow. I'll bet that most of you didn't see this coming. We found out yesterday that the Packers were planning to sign free agent running back Kahlil Bell to the active roster, but did not know what matching transaction would free up a spot on the 53-man roster. Well, the Packers just released details of that transaction and it might just blow your mind.

Second-year safety Jerron McMillian has been released.

Yes, Ted Thompson just parted ways with a fourth-round draft pick from 2012, just two drafts ago. McMillian was chosen with the 133rd overall selection, a compensatory pick, and many people (myself included) assumed that he would be a hard-hitting, ball-hawking savior at the safety position next to Morgan Burnett. Things didn't turn out that way.

While playing all 16 games last season, McMillian recorded one interception and a fumble recovery in very limited action. However, this season he was expected to take a major leap and win the job from M.D. Jennings. Instead, he was forced into the lineup in week one only because of Burnett's hamstring injury and eventually lost playing time to undrafted rookie Chris Banjo.

We wish McMillian well in his future endeavors.

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