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Packers down to just Mason Crosby at kicker

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It appears that Mason Crosby has won the Packers’ kicking job.

The Packers announced today that they have released kicker Zach Ramirez, which leaves the much-maligned Crosby as the only kicker on the roster. It’s still possible that the Packers will grab a kicker who’s not currently on the roster, but it’s more likely that Crosby will again enter the season as the Packers’ placekicker.

Green Bay also confirmed that tackle Bryan Bulaga, receiver Kevin Dorsey, running back DuJuan Harris and linebacker Jarvis Reed were placed on injured reserve, while safety Sean Richardson, tackle Derek Sherrod, tackle JC Tretter and defensive end Jerel Worthy were placed on reserve/physically unable to perform.

That gets Green Bay down to 75 players on the roster, and Crosby as the only one of those 75 with a K next to his name.

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  1. osuhearsay says: Aug 27, 2013 5:52 PM

    Havard Rugland or Quinn Sharp?

  2. footballradioshow says: Aug 27, 2013 5:53 PM

    Laces out Dan!

  3. elliottcovert says: Aug 27, 2013 5:53 PM

    Green Bay had better bring in Kickalicious, because Crosby just isn’t a reliable kicker, especially in crunch time.

  4. jhein23 says: Aug 27, 2013 5:53 PM

    Crosby’s leash will be much shorter this season. A bad game and he could be gone the next day.

  5. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 27, 2013 5:53 PM

    He’s probably the most exciting player to watch in the league at his position.

    Unfortunately.

  6. tramonisland says: Aug 27, 2013 5:54 PM

    for now….

  7. chuckyd317 says: Aug 27, 2013 5:57 PM

    The #2 on his jersey stands for 2/3rds….

  8. jimair1 says: Aug 27, 2013 5:57 PM

    As a Packer fan, I think they went with the devil they know instead of the unnown. Either way I am sure he will be on a short leash all year.

  9. steelers6rings says: Aug 27, 2013 5:58 PM

    Without Rodgers they would go 0-16.

  10. toekramp says: Aug 27, 2013 5:59 PM

    Kickalicious!

  11. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Aug 27, 2013 5:59 PM

    …and in walks Billy Cundiff…

  12. shaggytoodle says: Aug 27, 2013 5:59 PM

    He needs to figure this out, he is almost Tiger Woods like when,, you know what day it all went south for the guy.

    The game against the Colts last season has been a career changer for him.

    He needs to figure it out fast, because they have 4 or their first 5 games against playoff teams, and they will need all the points the can get.

  13. possumsauce says: Aug 27, 2013 6:00 PM

    Ugh. We can only hope Ted brings in Rugland for a tryout, as Crosby is just terrifying from a fan’s perspective. Plus, as ‘Deadwood’ taught me, Norweggers and Wisconsin belong together.

  14. farvite says: Aug 27, 2013 6:00 PM

    Not many do it as well as Thompson and the Packers personnel people… But this is a real head-scratcher.

    Crosby is TERRIBLE

    Can’t believe an organization this strong would field the worst player at his respective position.

  15. frankgarrett says: Aug 27, 2013 6:00 PM

    HEY VIKING FANS .. YOU’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO CELEBRATE A SUPER BOWL WIN

  16. josephvu206 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:02 PM

    GET KICKALICIOUS!

  17. purpleguy says: Aug 27, 2013 6:04 PM

    You’d think that Norwegian kickalicious guy would fit in pretty good up there — he could kick cheese wedges off heads in his spare time.

  18. vikescry1 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:06 PM

    steelers6rings says:
    Aug 27, 2013 5:58 PM
    Without Rodgers they would go 0-16.
    —————————————————————————————————————————————————– with big ben the steelers will go 2- 14

  19. beerbratscheese says: Aug 27, 2013 6:11 PM

    Apparently Crosby went 14-14 in practice today, from as far out as 58 yards. Crosby’s biggest problem is between his ears. I’m paying he’s gotten himself straightened out.

  20. squared80 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:12 PM

    Wow – big mistake. Both other kickers outperformed him during all of camp. He was brutal last year and again all summer. Hope the defense steps up, because the Packers are SOL in close games. Crosby could lose them 2-3 games. Oh by the way, just more proof Ted Thompson is extremely overrated. Take away ARod and look at his drafts/teams. U-G-L-Y. And keeping Crosby is another mistake.

  21. contra74 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:14 PM

    frankgarrett says:
    Aug 27, 2013 6:00 PM
    HEY VIKING FANS .. YOU’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO CELEBRATE A SUPER BOWL WIN
    —-
    Still concerned with just one other team huh?

  22. thepvyharvin says: Aug 27, 2013 6:17 PM

    Just another reason(like O line) to fire Teddy Thompson…a kicker is a VERY important player on every team,although they get stepchild status by many. Blair Walsh was huge in the Vikings success last year. Damn glad we have him..,..

  23. jkindler429 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:18 PM

    ok he can make kicks in practice ,but when you really need the 3 points he sucks, get the guy off Detroit’s roster, and give him a tryout ,

  24. pillowporkers says: Aug 27, 2013 6:21 PM

    As a vikes fan, this couldn’t make me happier. There is no kicker I’d rather see trot out on the field to try to beat my team or send a game into OT.

  25. stellarperformance says: Aug 27, 2013 6:21 PM

    steelers6rings says:
    Aug 27, 2013 5:58 PM
    Without Rodgers they would go 0-16.
    ////////////////////////////////

    Without a ball all games would end 0-0.

  26. atthemurph says: Aug 27, 2013 6:22 PM

    from as far out as 65yds…

  27. filthymcnastysmom says: Aug 27, 2013 6:23 PM

    frankgarrett says: Aug 27, 2013 6:00 PM

    HEY VIKING FANS .. YOU’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO CELEBRATE A SUPER BOWL WIN
    ______________________________________

    Really? Are you saying MN has never won a superbowl? Captain obvious is on the mark.

    Not only is he a history buff, but apparently he can predict the future too.

    Every year is different. Remember those 20+ years of Green bay’s suckage? I am sure no one thought they would get better too.

  28. bostoncollie says: Aug 27, 2013 6:25 PM

    A sigh of relief in Bonne Bay.

  29. jrmbadger says: Aug 27, 2013 6:25 PM

    beerbratscheese says:Aug 27, 2013 6:11 PM

    Apparently Crosby went 14-14 in practice today, from as far out as 58 yards. Crosby’s biggest problem is between his ears. I’m paying he’s gotten himself straightened out.

    ===========================
    And Ramirez had a poor day today, going 6 of 16 or something like that. You can’t go 6/16 and think you’re gonna win a job.

  30. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 27, 2013 6:26 PM

    Coincidentally, filthy is also physically unable to perform.

  31. pgear says: Aug 27, 2013 6:26 PM

    I witnessed Crosby’s spectacular performance at practice today in person. He was on fire… hitting 14-14, including kicks of 65 and 64. The other kid was 6-16… he couldn’t handle the pressure of a training camp competition… I’m afraid to see what he’d look like with the game on the line. I’ll take my chances with the incumbent.

  32. trollsetter says: Aug 27, 2013 6:30 PM

    The Pack better hope the games aren’t close this year. The guy’s a head case.

  33. vikefan says: Aug 27, 2013 6:33 PM

    great news for rest of NFC NORRIS

  34. duanemccoy says: Aug 27, 2013 6:35 PM

    I can’t wait till the Pack finally get rid of Crosby. It will be fun to watch him play for the Vikings!

  35. loytomaki says: Aug 27, 2013 6:38 PM

    Crosby was one of the best kickers in the league % wise, but he has gone through two slumps in his career (last year bing by far the longer one).

    The ONLY reason he survived was because even with all of his misses, his missed FG’s did not cost Green Bay a single game (just made some closer than they needed to be, or would not have been enough to help). Teddy and McCarthy want him to pull through it, but I have to imagine they will replace him if he starts to slip at all. He does not need to be perfect, but he better not miss before the bye week.

    As a fan, I would put in a waiver request for Kickilicious or try to sign him to the practice squad as a replacement in waiting.

  36. necr0philia says: Aug 27, 2013 6:55 PM

    They don’t even need Him! They will score TDs only and 2 point conversions.

    Ps NOT a fan of Green bay, just someone who wanted to put a smile on your face!

  37. sdemp says: Aug 27, 2013 6:55 PM

    Ted’s ego is too big to bring in Kickelicious. . . I predict another great regular season out of the Packers and an early exit from the playoffs.

  38. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Aug 27, 2013 6:57 PM

    He’s a warrior. He’ll be fine. Warriors are always fine.

  39. thefiesty1 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:58 PM

    He did just fine at Georgetown High and Colorado. Must be coaching.

  40. steelers6rings says: Aug 27, 2013 6:58 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Aug 27, 2013 6:21 PM

    Without a ball all games would end 0-0.
    ________________________________

    They wouldn’t begin, dummy.

  41. brewdogg says: Aug 27, 2013 7:00 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 27, 2013 5:53 PM

    He’s probably the most exciting player to watch in the league at his position.

    Unfortunately.
    ————————————-

    LOL That was good. You are still an obnoxious troll, but if you can start posting like this during your regular trolling of Viking pages instead of the same old crap every time, most of us won’t care. Funny is funny.

  42. teal379 says: Aug 27, 2013 7:03 PM

    squared80 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:12 PM

    Wow – big mistake. Both other kickers outperformed him during all of camp. He was brutal last year and again all summer. Hope the defense steps up, because the Packers are SOL in close games. Crosby could lose them 2-3 games. Oh by the way, just more proof Ted Thompson is extremely overrated. Take away ARod and look at his drafts/teams. U-G-L-Y. And keeping Crosby is another mistake.

    Both of them? ALL of camp you say?

    Considering Ramirez was here 1 flipping day and only one day – that’s ALL of camp huh? So he had better have been pretty outstanding today – being that was ALL of camp for him.

    He went 6 of 16 while missing 10 of his last 13. Crosby was perfect today in kicking.

    I’m no Crosby fan and would rather have the Italian instead but to say Ram out kicked him all of camp is a flat out lie.

  43. brewdogg says: Aug 27, 2013 7:05 PM

    steelers6rings says: Aug 27, 2013 6:58 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Aug 27, 2013 6:21 PM

    Without a ball all games would end 0-0.
    ________________________________

    They wouldn’t begin, dummy.
    —————————————

    Wow….. I really hope that you aren’t representative of the Steeler fanbase. Harrison was a philosopher in Pittsburg, wasn’t he?

  44. aldante66 says: Aug 27, 2013 7:10 PM

    Why would you put two guys on IR who are nobodys and couldn’t make the team? I don’t get it?

  45. judsonjr says: Aug 27, 2013 7:12 PM

    To me Crosby’s biggest problem over his career is that his kicks will slight hook, slight fade, or straighten out at random during the last 10 to 15 yards of flight. So he’ll have a decent looking kick that looks to be fading between the uprights, only to flatten out and stay wide. Next kick will look to be down the middle and then will have a crazy fade and just be barely good.

    Last year was the first time that it got in his head, and that led to some terrible misses.

  46. jayniner says: Aug 27, 2013 7:34 PM

    And GB will be down to 0 kickers when the 49ers are done with him week 1….

  47. beerbratscheese says: Aug 27, 2013 7:40 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Aug 27, 2013 6:17 PM
    Just another reason(like O line) to fire Teddy Thompson…a kicker is a VERY important player on every team,although they get stepchild status by many. Blair Walsh was huge in the Vikings success last year. Damn glad we have him..,..
    ================================

    For people that don’t get the joke here. This is a Vikings fan trying to tell the Packers GM what to do. A Packers GM who has won a Super Bowl. A Packers GM who has gone 11-6 against those Vikings.

    Please go away and don’t come back until the Vikings do something significant. Ooooh, he drafted a kicker! Congratulations. He also took Christian Ponder with the twelfth overall pick. Your GM aint no rocket scientist either and, overall, can’t even stand in TT’s shadow.

  48. thetokyosandblasteratgmaildotcom says: Aug 27, 2013 7:48 PM

    jayniner says:
    Aug 27, 2013 7:34 PM
    And GB will be down to 0 kickers when the 49ers are done with him week 1….

    That’s ok.

    The niners will be down to Colt McCoy for the season after the Packers are done with you week 1.

  49. pack13queens0 says: Aug 27, 2013 7:58 PM

    He’ll bounce back after a rough season last year. He’s the best kicker in the NFL. And by the way Viking fans, let’s not forget Blair Walsh missed that kick last year but was called good anyway. Lucky break.

  50. tangysizzl says: Aug 27, 2013 7:59 PM

    I normally would never wish injury upon anybody no matter what team they play for but I think the only way to get rid of Crosby and get AJ Hawk out of the starting lineup is a season ending injury for them. Unfortunately.

  51. straighcashhomie84 says: Aug 27, 2013 8:02 PM

    Happy to hear that! – Vikes Fan

  52. gbmickey says: Aug 27, 2013 8:34 PM

    Even last year with Crosby kicking at a 63% rate it still wasnt enough to prevent the vikequeens from losing 2 more games to the Packers for the 3rd straight season. Take your paper championship and go home the real season is about to begin.

  53. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Aug 27, 2013 8:48 PM

    Bring in Jason Hanson…he can finally enjoy another win in Wisconsin.

  54. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Aug 27, 2013 8:49 PM

    steelers6rings says: Aug 27, 2013 5:58 PM

    Without Rodgers they would go 0-16.

    _____

    The Packers had a coach once who won 6 rings.

  55. jimmysee says: Aug 27, 2013 9:55 PM

    steelers6rings says:
    Aug 27, 2013 5:58 PM

    Without Rodgers they would go 0-16.

    ———————————————————-

    The funny thing is for the Stillers, without Roethlesburger, the Stillers could go 16-0!

  56. muskyhunter2542 says: Aug 27, 2013 9:55 PM

    Crosby went 14 for 14 today heading from 64 and 65 yards. One of the Packers beat writers said quote “that was the best kicking display I’ve seen by any kicker ever”.

  57. gergie1957 says: Aug 27, 2013 10:07 PM

    Ray Finkle is available and his Mom will make Cookies “Shaped like little footballs, Already than.”

  58. gergie1957 says: Aug 27, 2013 10:10 PM

    gbmickey says:
    Aug 27, 2013 8:34 PM
    Even last year with Crosby kicking at a 63% rate it still wasnt enough to prevent the vikequeens from losing 2 more games to the Packers for the 3rd straight season. Take your paper championship and go home the real season is about to begin.

    The Vikings are on the way up, the Packers, not so much.

  59. gergie1957 says: Aug 27, 2013 10:11 PM

    pack13queens0 says:
    Aug 27, 2013 7:58 PM
    He’ll bounce back after a rough season last year. He’s the best kicker in the NFL. And by the way Viking fans, let’s not forget Blair Walsh missed that kick last year but was called good anyway. Lucky break.

    Still whining, and are you going to tell me that wasn’t a clean catch by Seattle.

  60. sandblastermoron says: Aug 27, 2013 10:24 PM

    And the circus continues!

  61. 7ransponder says: Aug 27, 2013 10:35 PM

    It’s so nice to know that I can go to the team pages of TWO teams here to get conversation of the team I follow, thanks rubes!

  62. FlashPatterson says: Aug 27, 2013 10:58 PM

    Classless hapless organization

  63. stellarperformance says: Aug 27, 2013 11:02 PM

    Do you remember the Seinfeld episode where George decides to change his luck by doing everything in an opposite manner to what he had grown accustomed?

    That will be the Green Bay Packers of 2013. For every lost player, for every disastrous prediction, for every hopeful setback the opposition wills upon us, we will prevail again……and in a surprisingly unexpected good way.

    Just like George.

    GO PACK !

  64. stellarperformance says: Aug 27, 2013 11:06 PM

    steelers6rings says:
    Aug 27, 2013 5:58 PM
    Without Rodgers they would go 0-16.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////

    If a car had skis for tires, it would be a SkiCar.

  65. contra74 says: Aug 27, 2013 11:07 PM

    Great Caesar’s Ghost says:
    Aug 27, 2013 8:49 PM
    steelers6rings says: Aug 27, 2013 5:58 PM

    Without Rodgers they would go 0-16.

    _____

    The Packers had a coach once who won 6 rings.

    10 4
    —–
    I challenge you to find someone who was alive during that era. Heck, find someone whose parents were alive during that time.

  66. stellarperformance says: Aug 27, 2013 11:09 PM

    The point is……please stop making ridiculous opinionated statements as though they were facts. Thank you,

  67. longcutskolvikes says: Aug 28, 2013 9:21 AM

    I wish having a lousy kicker was the Vikings’ greatest worry going into the season…

  68. dgt178 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:58 AM

    ….if rugland is so good….I question why he was cut by detroit…….they enjoyed one of the best kickers of all time in hanson……but what the hell……bring in rugland for a try…….

  69. deltaoracle says: Aug 28, 2013 3:47 PM

    I’m sure they’re keeping Giorgio on speed dial. MM was a big Crosby defender last year but has been much less enthusiastic this camp. A couple of bad misses and I think Mason will be gone. I hope it won’t be a game too late.

  70. gdeli says: Aug 28, 2013 9:13 PM

    It’s all falling into place for the Vikings!

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