Packers release OL Aaron Adams
The Green Bay Packers released tackle Aaron Adams with a failed physical designation on Wednesday, according to the NFL transaction wire.
Adams, 25, spent the entire 2013 season on the Packers' practice squad and was in contention for a reserve role in training camp last season before tearing his anterior cruciate and medical collateral ligament in the preseason finale against Kansas City.
A two-year starting tackle at Eastern Kentucky, Adams initially signed with the Cleveland Browns over the Packers after going undrafted in 2013. When the Browns cut him at the end of training camp, Adams decided to test the waters on Green Bay's practice squad over the same offer from Cleveland.
Adams (6-5, 303) trained in Green Bay last offseason in hopes of improving his chances at making the final 53-man roster, but blew out his knee on the second play from scrimmage against the Chiefs. He spent the entire season on injured reserve.
The offensive line's depth likely made Adams expendable. The Packers have 10 linemen under contract for 2015 in addition to having the right of first refusal on restricted free-agent Don Barclay.
Adams earned $308,075 from his split-salary contract last season. He had one year remaining on the deal, but isn't owed anything because it wasn't guaranteed. The Packers' offseason roster stands at 62.
-firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @WesHod.