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Packers cut Alex Green

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The Packers are letting go of last year’s leading rusher.

Alex Green, who led Green Bay in rushing last year, has been released, Jason Wilde of ESPN reports.

That means the Packers are comfortable with veteran James Starks as the only holdover in the backfield, joining rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin. DuJuan Harris, who was also expected to play a big part in the Packers’ running game, has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.

Green is now subject to waivers, and some team with a need at running back may pick him up. But he didn’t make the Packers’ 53-man roster.

Other Packers roster moves included releasing D.J. Williams, a tight end who like Green was part of the Packers’ 2011 draft class.

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19 Responses to “Packers cut Alex Green”
  1. hardythekraken says: Aug 31, 2013 3:00 PM

    Eddie Lacy is going to have a big year.

  2. serkdude says: Aug 31, 2013 3:10 PM

    right after he finishes his big mac

  3. icebowler says: Aug 31, 2013 3:15 PM

    Good riddance to DJ Williams.

  4. goawayeverybody says: Aug 31, 2013 3:18 PM

    Um, no, Eddie Lacy is not going to have a big year. He’s going to have a Green Bay year. Which means about 650 yards and 3 rushing TD’s.

  5. hatesycophants says: Aug 31, 2013 3:19 PM

    No problem, they have that fat kid to take his snaps. Don’t get winded, fatty!

  6. buckybadger says: Aug 31, 2013 3:20 PM

    I thought Starks might have been the first to go but with the addition of McKnight, Green seems more logical as they are similar type back. Stay in shape, injuries are almost a given.

  7. thepftpoet says: Aug 31, 2013 3:32 PM

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Packers suck…

  8. beerbratscheese says: Aug 31, 2013 3:32 PM

    Lacy only played three possessions all preseason with Rodgers under center. It was against the Rams, when he gained 40 yards on eight carries, and had an 11 yard reception. He will be the best RB Green Bay has seen in years when he plays a full game with the entire first string.

  9. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 31, 2013 3:34 PM

    Another failed Ted Thompson draft choice. Almost every year the Packers use a 2nd or 3rd round pick on a running back and the fans rejoice because they finally have a savior for their horrible running game. But don’t worry. I’m sure he got it right this year.

  10. dkrause71 says: Aug 31, 2013 3:54 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Aug 31, 2013 3:34 PM
    Another failed Ted Thompson draft choice. Almost every year the Packers use a 2nd or 3rd round pick on a running back and the fans rejoice because they finally have a savior for their horrible running game. But don’t worry. I’m sure he got it right this year.
    ——————————————
    By every year you mean 3 times in 9 years they have drafted a RB in the second or third round. Gotta suck to be a Vikings fan and bad at math.

  11. farvite says: Aug 31, 2013 4:08 PM

    Michael Robinson would look good as a Packer.

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 31, 2013 4:23 PM

    Obviously the Packers don’t need any kind of running game to beat the hapless and tasteless Vikings, as they’ve beaten them twice each season for the past 3 years.

  13. vikingfan1971 says: Aug 31, 2013 4:56 PM

    well see filthy I can see the vikings beating the pack

  14. vikingfan1971 says: Aug 31, 2013 6:22 PM

    you need to get your facts straight the vikings beat you at home last year

  15. vikingfan1971 says: Aug 31, 2013 6:45 PM

    home as in the vikings home and the game was close also in greenbay,

  16. vikingfan1971 says: Aug 31, 2013 6:54 PM

    okay get the fact straight playoff games are not reg season games you dont count that.

  17. thesconnienation says: Sep 3, 2013 10:26 AM

    vikingfan1971 says:
    Aug 31, 2013 6:54 PM
    okay get the fact straight playoff games are not reg season games you dont count that.

    ========================

    And why not? A loss is a loss.

  18. randalpnaditch says: Sep 3, 2013 3:03 PM

    A viking fan would never want playoff games counted for obvious reasons. Fran Tarkenton was pretty good though

  19. calcan20013 says: Sep 9, 2013 6:02 AM

    Dujuan is going to be back next year, better than ever. My niece is friends with him in Brooksville, Fl.
    By the way the Steelers have the most world championships. SIX!
    NFL championship’s, not in a diluted league with 12 teams. Old NFC….
    Go Steelers! 6 little Lombardi trophies.
    One for the other index finger, put that in your pipe and smoke it……. Who is Lombardi?

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