Another stint with the Green Bay Packers has come to an end for one of Ted Thompson’s final draft picks as the team’s general manager. Wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey was a fifth-round pick of the Packers’ in 2017, chosen with the 175th overall selection, and although he failed to make last year’s team out of training camp, he did spent the entire season on the practice squad.
This season, Yancey could not beat out the team’s three newest draft picks for a roster spot, and he waived at final roster cuts at the end of training camp. However, with the Packers down a pair of veteran receivers due to injury over the past two weeks, they elected to bring him back on the practice squad, presumably to help run the offense and scout team during the week.
Now, Yancey is out of a job again, as the Packers announced that they have released him on Tuesday, heading into their bye week. The practice squad now has a spot open, but that will likely go vacant for the next few days before the team returns to practice next week.
The former Purdue Boilermaker caught three passes during the preseason for the Packers for a total of 11 yards.