Packers Morning Buzz: Let's do the Roster Shuffle
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We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s wrap up of yesterday’s news, highlighting the release of Ricky Jean Francois and LaDarius Gunter.
Eight months ago, LaDarius Gunter was shadowing Odell Beckham Jr. in a playoff game, and more than holding his own.
Nobody knew what would happen in the coming weeks. Gunter's playoffs struggles against Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant and Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones were still in the future. With safety help over the top, Gunter held one of the NFL’s most explosive receivers to four catches and 28 yards in the Packers' wild-card win against the New York Giants.
On Tuesday, the Packers released him.
Gunter’s release clears a roster spot for the Packers to activate receiver Geronimo Allison. The Packers needed to make room on their 53-man roster with Allison’s return from a one-game suspension. Instead, they made two.
The Packers also will release defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois, a source said Tuesday. Jean Francois’ release was not reflected on the wire.
Ryan also wrote on the strong showing from Randall Cobb to open the season:
Be sure to check out Tom Silverstein and LeRoy Butler in Five Questions and X’s & O’s:
Former Packers wide receiver Max McCaffrey is heading to Jacksonville:
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will celebrate its 50th anniversary by honoring the 1967 Super Bowl-winning team:
Elsewhere, Mike Spofford breaks down the play of the tight ends for the team website:
Ben Fennell highlights some good work from rookie Jamaal Williams:
Mike Daniels’ nod to Kamehameha caught the eye of Comicbook.com:
Adam Pankey's agent tells us his client is being brought up to the 53 man roster:
Clay Matthews is close to making history:
Great play breakdown from Dusty Evely here:
Elliot Harrison has the Packers at the top of his power rankings:
Cheesehead TV has the latest stock report:
In case you missed it, Eddie Lacy did not end up doing a Lambeau Leap:
Good stuff on the latest APC Podcast: