Last August, it looked like the Green Bay Packers had something special in undrafted rookie linebacker Curtis Bolton. The former Oklahoma product was buzzing all over the field in the team's first two preseason games, seemingly in line for a starting job following an injury to Oren Burks.
Then in Winnipeg in the third exhibition game, tragedy struck. Bolton tore his ACL, ending his rookie season before it officially began.
Bolton's road to recovery has been a long one. He has not been able to practice this year, failing his initial physical to start training camp and landing on the Physically Unable to Perform list. There he remained until Tuesday when the Packers evidently have decided to move on. The Packers waived Bolton from the PUP list, according to Tuesday's transaction report.
Joining Bolton on waivers is wide receiver Reggie Begelton. The former Lamar and CFL wideout is a tremendous story, having earned a practice squad spot flowing training camp. With the Packers brutally shorthanded at wide receiver due to the injuries to Davante Adams and Allen Lazard, the team called up Begelton to serve as the fourth receiver for Monday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Begelton played only a few snaps on offense and special teams, and was evidently on the roster only in case of emergency. It appears likely that the Packers will try to re-sign him to the practice squad if he clears waivers on Wednesday, particularly if they believe that Adams will be ready to return in week six after the team's bye week.
Finally, the team also terminated the contract of wide receiver Caleb Scott. Scott was a recent addition to the practice squad but did not get elevated to the active roster in Monday.