The picture at running back for the Packers is a bit clearer today, if only by a small margin. On the same day the team is kicking the tires on Cedric Benson, another ball carrier is on his way out.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers have released Brandon Saine.
Saine made the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played sparingly that year, working mostly as a third down back. Saine spent most of the 2012 preseason nursing a hamstring injury but came back in time for the regular season. While playing on special teams week 6 against the Houston Texans, Saine suffered a torn ACL and missed the remainder of the year. Apparently, the Packers either don't think Saine has recovered well from his injury or they simply don't see him as a potential contributor, a point which Tyler Dunne confirms:
Saine didn't pass his physical with the #Packers. Would have been an uphill battle to make the roster in 2013.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) April 24, 2013
The Packers now have only DuJuan Harris, James Starks, and Alex Green left on the depth chart.
Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Co. He has previously written for Lombardi Ave, College Hoops Net, LiveBall Sports, and the List Universe. He is also currently a senior writer for Beats Per Minute, an indie-music webzine. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JBHirschhorn.