The Green Bay Packers made a roster move on Wednesday, dropping the number of players on the team’s active roster from 90 to 89. The team announced the release of wide receiver Colby Pearson.
This is the second time that Pearson has been waived by the Packers. He first signed with the team on June 1 of last year, but was released towards the end of training camp, on August 28th. The team then signed him back to their practice squad in December, before signing him to a futures contract after the 2017 season had concluded.
Pearson, a BYU graduate, measured in at 6-foot and 194 pounds at his Pro Day in 2017 with a reported time of 4.50 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He did not catch a pass during last year’s preseason.
In OTAs, Pearson was bothered by injuries and did not participate in most of the team’s practices. This move leaves the Packers with ten wide receivers on the roster as the team wraps up OTAs and moves on to minicamp next week.