Packers release DL Robinson

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Luther Robinson pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder during a game at Lambeau Field last October.

The Green Bay Packers parted ways with defensive lineman Luther Robinson on Monday, according to a league source.

Robinson, 24, had two tackles in five regular-season games last season, though his first appearance with the Packers will go down as his best.

Promoted to the active roster before the Oct. 2 game against Minnesota, Robinson played a season-high 35 snaps and tipped a Christian Ponder pass that led to Julius Peppers' 49-yard interception returned for a touchdown in the Packers' 42-10 rout of the Vikings.

Robinson played only 30 defensive snaps the rest of the season. He injured a calf muscle in practice before the Packers' Week 14 game against Atlanta and was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

The Packers have 10 other defensive linemen under contract after re-signing veterans B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion this offseason. They also drafted Louisiana-Lafayette's Christian Ringo in the sixth round two weeks ago.

The 6-foot-3, 301-pound Robinson, who played at Miami (Fla.), was one of three players to sign with the Packers after trying out at last year's rookie orientation camp. He didn't make the roster, but was signed to Green Bay's practice squad for five weeks before his promotion.

The Packers' offseason roster stands at 88 players, two short of the full 90 players, after they signed Central Michigan offensive lineman Andy Phillips on Sunday.

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