Packers release WR Myles White
Myles White's dream of making the Green Bay Packers' 53-man roster lasted less than 48 hours.
The Packers plan to release the second-year receiver Monday to make room for veteran James Jones, an NFL source confirmed. He became expendable after the team re-signed veteran James Jones on Sunday afternoon.
White, 25, was among the team's final cuts in each of the last two seasons, but had his best camp with the Packers this year after putting on five pounds this offseason. He survived Saturday's cut down after beating out 2014 fifth-round pick Jared Abbrederis for the fifth receiver spot.
He led the Packers with 16 catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason.
"I feel like, production-wise, I had a very productive preseason — I feel a lot better going into [this season]," White said Saturday night. "But you never can know and never know what's going on upstairs."
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White played in seven games for the Packers after Randall Cobb broke his leg in 2013, catching nine passes for 66 yards. The 6-foot, 190-pound receiver spent all of last season on the team's practice squad, getting passed over for a receiver spot in favor of Kevin Dorsey in October. When Dorsey was placed on injured reserve a month later, the Packers signed tackle Jamon Meredith off the street to fill his place.
White's situation is reminiscent of 2013 when the Packers kept former seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman on their initial 53-man roster only to release him a day later when they signed veteran quarterback Seneca Wallace to backup Aaron Rodgers.
White would be a candidate for the practice squad, but may try his hand elsewhere with only one year of eligibility remaining. The Packers placed only one receiver (Abbrederis) on their practice squad on Sunday, but told several others they could be possibilities depending on how things worked out.
The Packers told receiver Ed Williams to stay on alert. He was planning to travel to Detroit on Tuesday for a workout with the Lions.
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