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Packers confirm Alex Green, Vince Young releases, cut 20 others

Alex Green, Chris Prosinski AP

The Packers confirmed the release of quarterback Vince Young on Saturday afternoon as they announced numerous moves to get their roster to the 53-player limit.

The club also confirmed they had cut Alex Green, a 2011 third-round pick and a four-game starter a season ago.

At present, the Packers have two quarterbacks (Aaron Rodgers, B.J. Coleman) and three running backs (Eddie Lacy, James Starks, Jonathan Franklin).

Other notable players released Saturday were outside linebacker Dezman Moses and tight ends Matthew Mulligan and D.J. Williams. The club also parted ways with fullback Jonathan Amosa, tackle Andrew Datko, safety David Fulton, center Garth Gerhart, tackle Kevin Hughes, wide receiver Charles Johnson, center Patrick Lewis, linebacker Terrell Manning, cornerback Loyce Means, defensive tackle Jordan Miller, cornerback James Nixon, safety Chaz Powell, linebacker Donte Savage, cornerback Brandon Smith, tight end Jake Stoneburner, wide receiver Tyrone Walker and wide receiver Myles White.

The Packers’ depth has been a strength in recent years, and it would not be a surprise if other clubs were taking a close look at some of the players Green Bay released on Saturday.

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19 Responses to “Packers confirm Alex Green, Vince Young releases, cut 20 others”
  1. thepftpoet says: Aug 31, 2013 7:38 PM

    Now there’s only 53 depleted players left on this squad :)

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 31, 2013 7:44 PM

    The Packers’ depth? Are you kidding? They have a quarterback, a linebacker, and nothing else. That should be enough to get them 11 wins, but don’t try to kid us with this depth stuff.

  3. trapshoot says: Aug 31, 2013 7:57 PM

    They’ll end up picking another QB after the first game.

  4. sdemp says: Aug 31, 2013 8:12 PM

    I agree. . . Packers are the most overrated team, along with Teddy T.

    Let me here the “true” Packer fans tell me all about how good there record will will be. . . one and done in the Playoffs.

    Only speaking the truth.

  5. jimthebuilder27 says: Aug 31, 2013 8:24 PM

    Love hearing Vikings fans call the Packers a two-man team!

    They forget that they are a two-man team themselves! Peterson and Jared Allen!

  6. jimair1 says: Aug 31, 2013 8:25 PM

    As a Packer fan I hope BJ Coleman is not the only backup QB. There better be a plan B.

  7. clayminator says: Aug 31, 2013 8:28 PM

    I have to laugh at all the hate…..the Packers have a rich history of winning Championships, dozens of players in the Hall of Fame and the Super Bowl trophy is named after the great Vince Lombardi!

    let’s talk recent history….Packers have won 17 of the last 18 in the division. What say you, you hate filled losers?

    Packers are deep and will once again dominate the North!

    Ponder, Cutler, Stafford…..really? Talk about a joke!

  8. sterlingrodgers says: Aug 31, 2013 8:32 PM

    The Packers have rolled off 5 straight 10+ win seasons, while consisting losing many starters to IR during this stretch. They have been among the deepest teams in the league throughout this period of time. Rick Spielman is a moron.

  9. schmokes says: Aug 31, 2013 8:41 PM

    The Vikings are scouring the waiver wire to see which former packers they want to sign.

  10. clayminator says: Aug 31, 2013 8:45 PM

    The mouth breathing vike fans love to rip on the Packers D….here is a list of Defensive stats for the Packers for the entire NFL from 2012.

    11th in yards
    11th in points
    4th in passer rating against
    4th in sacks
    8th in INT’s
    4th in passer pct. against
    8th in yards per attempt

    Packers were better than the vikes in every category listed.

    Keep up the hate….Packers will dominate!

  11. irishgary says: Aug 31, 2013 8:55 PM

    @Rick Spielman is a Magician

    And to think with such a week team and lack of depth we own the Vikings and the NFC North.

  12. sportsguy88 says: Aug 31, 2013 9:53 PM

    So kickalicious made the cut!?!

  13. teamnorsecore says: Aug 31, 2013 9:57 PM

    Wow…….Tackles Andrew Datko and Kevin Hughes must be in wheelchairs right now because OT on the Packers is as thin and weak as a wet paper towel!

  14. emperorzero says: Aug 31, 2013 9:58 PM

    It’s really hard being a Packers fan. Even in a “down” year the Packers to manage to win a playoff game and lose to the eventual NFC Super Bowl rep. Yup, dark days in Titletown…

    As for Rick Spielman is a Magician and other Vikings fans, it’s hard to take them seriously when they think you build a dynasty around a 42 year-old quarterback.

  15. sdemp says: Aug 31, 2013 10:28 PM

    How did this become about the Vikings. . . Please tell me!?

    With Aaron Rodgers the Packers will always be competitive, but with Teddy T they will only be NFC north champions.

    Yes, we all know they got on a ridiculous run and won a super bowl, but if you are actually honest with yourself and look at this team it is far from a championship team.

    Thise great defensive numbers showed up beautiful against SF, pretty much shut them down besides a couple runs here and there.

  16. 4thqtrsaint says: Sep 1, 2013 2:48 AM

    I like the Packers, but they aren’t known for depth. RBs, Oline, QB, TE depth stinks. Hopefully they have depth at WR. And basically no depth at defense, which stinks. As a Saints fan, I know a bad defense when I see one.
    Just because they are a good team, doesn’t mean they have depth.

  17. unclebigby says: Sep 1, 2013 8:52 AM

    Just watch, Mason Crosby will put this whole damn show on his back this year and…. never mind.

  18. allday28mvpmvp says: Sep 1, 2013 5:41 PM

    sterlingrodgers says: Aug 31, 2013 8:32 PM

    The Packers have rolled off 5 straight 10+ win seasons, while consisting losing many starters to IR during this stretch. They have been among the deepest teams in the league throughout this period of time. Rick Spielman is a moron.

    —–

    Haha! The Packer fans love their history but cant quite seem to get it right ever.

    Despite claims of 5 straight 10 win seasons, the 2008-2009 season was Aaron Rodgers 3rd year in the NFL and first full season as a starter. He went 6-10. What did Ponder do in his 3rd year in the NFL? Oh yeah 10-6! Hahaha

  19. allday28mvpmvp says: Sep 1, 2013 5:43 PM

    emperorzero says: Aug 31, 2013 9:58 PM

    As for Rick Spielman is a Magician and other Vikings fans, it’s hard to take them seriously when they think you build a dynasty around a 42 year-old quarterback.

    ——

    Ponder is 42 now? Hmmmm…

    Or is this yet another Packer fan grumbling nonsense about the past?

    The latter.

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