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Packers don't plan to cut Andrew Quarless, per report

At least for now, the recently arrested tight end has a job with Green Bay.

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Andrew Quarless' arrest for discharging a firearm in Florida cast doubt over his future with the Green Bay Packers. While the tight end could still receive his pink slip before the regular season, the team currently has no plans to release him, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

Demovsky spoke with two sources with the team, both of which communicated that Quarless' misdemeanor charge shouldn't affect his job status. Police arrested Quarless early the morning of July 4 after the tight end reportedly fired shots into the air and ground. The league could choose to suspend him, though any punishment won't likely be announced for several weeks.

Barring a change of heart, the Packers plan on Quarless serving as their top tight end this season, the final year of the two-year contract he signed in 2014. Quarless led all tight ends on the team last season with 29 catches for 323 yards and three touchdowns.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation newsdesk contributor and NFL writer for Sports on Earth.