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Packers cut Borel, start clock on Sherrod

Nov. 6, 2012
 
A hamstring injury cost wide receiver Diondre Borel his place on the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.
A hamstring injury cost wide receiver Diondre Borel his place on the Green Bay Packers' practice squad. / File/Press-Gazette

The Green Bay Packers have released wide receiver Diondre Borel from their practice squad/injured list.

A 6-foot wide receiver out of Utah State, Borel spent all of last season on the Packers' practice squad and even declined a late-season offer to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 53-man roster to stay in Green Bay.

Entering training camp, Borel was expected to compete for the Packers' fifth wide receiver job with veteran Donald Driver and fellow practice-squad returnee, Tori Gurley.

However, a combination of injuries and preseason struggles saw Borel and Gurley lose out to not only Driver, but also undrafted rookie Jarrett Boykin for the sixth receiving spot. Borel landed back on the practice squad before being placed on the injured list two weeks ago with a hamstring injury.

The Packers made one other move on Tuesday, designating tackle Derek Sherrod to return to practice off the physically unable to perform list. The move buys the Packers a three-week window for Sherrod to return to practice before they must make a decision to activate him or place him on injured reserve.

Sherrod, the Packers' first-round pick in 2011, has yet to return after breaking his leg against Kansas City on Dec. 18, 2011.

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