Packers Release Giorgio Tavecchio

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers' kicking competition is back down to two.

Earlier today, it was reported by the beat writers covering the Green Bay Packers that kicker Giorgio Tavecchio was not at Monday's practice. This caused plenty of speculation about whether or not he had been released by the team. Just a few moments ago, the Packers put out a press release stating that Tavecchio indeed has been released.

This comes on the heels of a day in which the Packers signed another kicker, Zach Ramirez, to add to the kicking competition. Tavecchio then went out and had the worst day of all three kickers in practice on Sunday, missing two of his eleven attempts while Ramirez and incumbent Mason Crosby each missed only one.

It seemed Tavecchio, who did not possess leg strength at the level of Crosby, was a long shot even before Ramirez signed, but the writing was on the wall when he couldn't keep up with him in practice yesterday.

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