It seems that the Green Bay Packers are moving on from a player who went from a relative unknown to a goat in the span of eight seconds in mid-January.
Tight end Brandon Bostick tweeted these messages out on Monday afternoon, indications that he has been released by the Green Bay Packers:
Thankful To Spend The First 3 Years Of My Career In GB. Unfortunately My Time There Has Ended. I Appreciate The Support From Everyone In GB!— Brandon Bostick (@Bostick11) February 16, 2015
The news was later confirmed by Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
Bostick, who played wide receiver at Newberry College, was signed as an undrafted free agent in the summer of 2012. After spending the 2012 season on the practice squad, he made the active roster in 2013 and played in 24 of 32 regular season games the past two seasons. For his career, Bostick made nine catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and his best game came against the Eagles in 2013 when he caught three balls for 42 tyards and a score.
After struggling through an injury late in the 2014 training camp, Bostick struggled to find playing time on offense this season and was relegated mainly to special teams. It was there that he committed a costly blunder - instead of blocking on an onside kick late in the NFC Championship Game against the Seahawks, he leaped to try to catch the ball instead, allowing it to slip through his hands and end up in Seattle's possession. Of course, Seattle took the lead on the ensuing possession, and though the Packers fought back to tie the game, Seattle won in overtime.
Bostick had one year remaining on his three-year, league-minumum contract.
We wish the best of luck to the young tight end as he looks to continue his NFL career elsewhere.