Packers release WR Kevin Dorsey
Brandon Bostick isn't the only player the Green Bay Packers parted company with this week.
The team announced Tuesday that it has also released second-year receiver Kevin Dorsey, one of Green Bay's three seventh-round draft picks in 2013.
Dorsey, 24, was seen as a sleeper coming out of Maryland because the 6-foot-1, 207-pound receiver played his senior year with a litany of quarterbacks. The Packers liked his build and special-teams potential, but Dorsey couldn't stay healthy.
He missed most of the offseason program in 2013 with a hamstring issue before landing on season-ending injured reserve with a toe injury. Dorsey started this year on the team's practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in October.
Dorsey appeared in three games in 2014, posting two special-teams tackles and one catch for 4 yards before breaking his foot and returning to injured reserve Nov. 8.
Bostick, 25, joined the Packers as a non-drafted free agent on May 30, 2012, out of Newberry College. He spent the entire 2012 season on the team's practice squad before appearing in 24 games the past two seasons (2013-14). He totaled nine catches for 123 yards (13.7 avg.) and two touchdowns.
Bostick will be remembered most for failing to recover an onside kick late in the Packers' 28-22 overtime loss to Seattle in the NFC title game. The Seahawks recovered and scored the go-ahead touchdown.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy made it known last week that he wants more from his veteran special-teams players. The release of Bostick and Dorsey shows the organization isn't taking that edict lightly.
The Packers have five receivers under contract for 2015 (Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis and Myles White) and are expected to make a run at re-signing Randall Cobb, an unrestricted free agent.
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