Graham Harrell wasn't the only Green Bay Packer to get a pink slip on Saturday. Reports are coming in from ESPN's Rob Demovsky that the Packers are letting a trio of young wide receivers go:
#Packers are making more cuts today. WR Justin Wilson was released, per his agent.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 24, 2013
#Packers also have released WR Omarius Hines.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 24, 2013
WR Alex Gillett is among the players the #Packers have released today. For a college QB, the guy made a nice transition to a new spot.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) August 24, 2013
That makes four cuts so far today, including Harrell's release.
Justin Wilson never really saw much in the way of reps, either in practice or in preseason games. Omarius Hines was used frequently as a backup kick and punt returner, but he was buried on the depth chart at receiver. Alex Gillett was probably the best-looking prospect of the three, and some (including me) thought he had a shot at a spot on the team's practice squad, but it was not meant to be.
We'll continue to update this post with news of additional Packer cuts through the weekend, and keep it here on Tuesday as the roster is officially trimmed down to 75 players.
UPDATE: Packers cut K Tavecchio
UPDATE 8/27, 12:38 PM: DuJuan Harris to go on Injured Reserve (roster sits at 83)
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