Tori Gurley waived by Packers

AP

The Packers had something other teams wanted last season in wide receiver Tori Gurley.

Those admirers are going to finally get their shot at him. Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that Gurley will be waived when the Packers whittle down their roster on Friday. The news is a bit surprising since the team thought enough of Gurley to pay him extra last season to remain on their practice squad instead of jumping to another team’s active roster.

That was then, however, and now Gurley is going to be available to all 31 teams around the league on waivers. With Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, James Jones, Randall Cobb and Donald Driver on the roster, there was only going to be one wide receiver spot up for grabs. And that’s assuming the Packers will keep six wideouts, something they didn’t do last season. Should they decide to do it this time, it will likely be Jarrett Boykin or Diondre Borel who gets the gig.

Demovsky also reports that the Packers will be parting ways with offensive lineman Tommie Draheim, defensive end Lawrence Guy, wide receiver Curenski Gilleylen and cornerback Otis Merrill.

UPDATE: It won’t be Borel. He’s been cut as well, according to ESPNWisconsin.com.

16 responses to “Tori Gurley waived by Packers

  1. They’ve already cut Borel.

    Boykin might make it due to his (literally) huge hands that help him catch everything. Gurley is a good special teams player and is the exact same size as Vincent Jackson, but the dude couldn’t catch a cold during camp this year.

  2. Boykin looked awesome last night, catching in traffic and good speed and vision. He should be the 6th receiver now that Gurley is out. Hope he finds a home in Miami,St Louis, or Jacksonville so we can see him out there on Sundays. He deserves it.

  3. Dolphins are on line #1 I watched the game last night & dude looked like he could help a team!!! Too much depth on GB that’s why he was cut!!

  4. If they dont keep Boykin, they werent paying attention.
    McCarthey always pays attention. Boykin it is and I have no idea how he didnt get drafted based on what I saw.

  5. As a huge Packer fan, I hate this move. I love Driver and all he’s done, but I think it’s time they move on. Should’ve said goodbye to Donald and hello to Tori.

  6. the waiver wire is such!

    Colts #1
    St. Louis #2
    Vikings #3
    and so on………..

    All 3 of these teams could use depth at the WR position. I dont think any of these talented WR’s will get past these pathetic teams……As a Viking fan, I cannot remember a time when i was so unimpressed with the Wideout position as we are this year. Horrible, but at least there is NO Bernard Berrian!!!!

  7. I was hoping that Gurley would make it down to the Dolphins, but I don’t see him making it past those three teams. Don’t want to see him in purple.

  8. Boykin has everything but great speed. Surprised Gurley was cut though. Good WR and good on Special Teams.

  9. Donald Driver is taking the place of this kid. If you are looking for “win now,” then it is the right decision. Long term….it is a shame to lose Gurley. He’s practically a veteran with excellent hands and speed. Good size too. He will be a real find for some team waiting in the wings.

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