Ted Thompson hates the final cut-down after the preseason. As a bubble player for much of his pro football career, he can sympathize with the young players whom he has to release better than many other General Managers around the NFL. However, sympathy is not a valued commodity in the league, and the deadline to reach a 53-man active roster is approaching quickly.
We have good guesses at a number of the names who will end up on the waiver wire over the next several hours, but there will undoubtedly be some surprises in the mix as well. While we await the final list, hop over to our final 53-man roster projection to see which players we expect the Packers to carry as they travel to Seattle next Thursday night.
Keep your browsers here as we keep track of every release and roster transaction that the Packers make, and sound off in the comments with your reactions.
8:46 AM: Wes Hodkiewicz tweeted that running back Michael Hill has been released.
9:00 AM: Rob Demovsky tweeted that the Packers will only be keeping two quarterbacks. So is it Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien?
9:04 AM: Nate Palmer is likely to be placed on Injured Reserve, and we have three confirmed cuts so far, per Tom Silverstein.
Been told that #Packers LB Nate Palmer is believed to have torn MCL. Could put him on injured reserve. Had moved him inside.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) August 30, 2014
9:20 AM: An APC reader reminded us that tackle Aaron Adams has a torn ACL and a torn MCL, and he will likely be placed on IR as well.
9:25 AM: Running back LaDarius Perkins has been cut, but sounds like he'll be sticking around:
Sounds like #Packers are going to try to bring RB LaDarius Perkins back to the practice squad. Between him and Michael Hill.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) August 30, 2014
9:36 AM: Guard Jordan McCray is up next:
#Packers guard Jordan McCray has been cut. He was told he'll be placed on practice squad if he clears waivers.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 30, 2014
10:16 AM: Linebacker Jake Doughty has been released, but he might be sticking around.
10:37 AM: Wide receiver Alex Gillett is next, but he's a possible candidate for the practice squad.
10:46 AM: Tanner Miller is next:
#Packers have released S Tanner Miller, per a source.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 30, 2014
11:03 AM: Jumal Rolle has been released, but he's likely to not clear through waivers.
#Packers have released Jumal Rolle, per a source. Shocked if he clears waivers.— Packer Report (@PackerReport) August 30, 2014
11:44 AM: A key special-teams player, safety Chris Banjo has been released. If he isn't claimed on waivers, he may join the practice squad.
Per NFL source, #Packers cut safety Chris Banjo.— Justin Felder (@Justin_Felder) August 30, 2014
11:58 AM: Myles White, one of the wide receivers on the bubble, has been released. He could be placed on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Myles White has been released.— Packer Report (@PackerReport) August 30, 2014
12:47 PM: Adrian Hubbard announced his release through his twitter account.
Wanted to use this platform to say thank you to the Green Bay Packer organization for giving me the opportunity to compete and grow as a man— Adrian Hubbard (@__unchained42) August 30, 2014
on and off the field. The fans that cheer for this team day in and day out are world class! Looking forward to finding out what team— Adrian Hubbard (@__unchained42) August 30, 2014
I will help get to the Super Bowl next.— Adrian Hubbard (@__unchained42) August 30, 2014
12:58 PM: Despite Hubbard's tweets, the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Wes Hodkiewicz reports that Adrian Hubbard will be placed on the Packers' injured reserve. We aren't yet sure which is the case, but he likely has been waived judging from Hubbard's own reaction.
1:20 PM: With wide receiver Kevin Dorsey being cut, Jeff Janis has made the 53-man roster.
Took time for lunch with the family. Kevin Dorsey has been released so maybe that's old #Packers news.— Packer Report (@PackerReport) August 30, 2014
2:23 PM: It's been fairly quite on the tight end front all day up until this point. Jake Stoneburner is out:
#Packers have cut TE Jake Stoneburner, per source.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 30, 2014
Full List of Players Released
RB Michael Hill
OL John Fullington
CB Ryan White
G Jordan McCray
RB LaDarius Perkins
LB Jake Doughty
WR Alex Gillett
S Tanner Miller
CB Jumal Rolle
S Chris Banjo
WR Myles White
DL Carlos Gray
WR Kevin Dorsey
OLB Adrian Hubbard
TE Justin Perillo
DL Luther Robinson
OL Jeremy Vujnovich
C Garth Gerhart
LB Nate Palmer
DL Khyri Thornton
T Aaron Adams
TE Jake Stoneburner
The Packers 2014 Week 1 roster is now set.