Packers cut three 2017 draft picks

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The Packers got around to announcing their roster moves on Saturday evening and revealed that the two wide receivers they drafted in April failed to make their initial 53-man roster.

Fifth-round pick DeAngelo Yancey and seventh-round pick Malachi Dupre will both hit the waiver wire. They could both return to the Green Bay practice squad if they go unclaimed on Sunday. They also waived offensive lineman Kofi Amichia, a sixth-round pick this year. Fourth-round linebacker Vince Biegel will start the season on the PUP list along with cornerback Demetri Goodson.

The Packers also waived quarterbacks Joe Callahan and Taysom Hill, leaving them with Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley on the depth chart.

Running back Kalif Phillips; fullback Joe Kerridge; wide receivers Max McCaffrey, Michael Clark and Montay Crockett; tight ends Aaron Peck and Emmanuel Byrd; offensive linemen Thomas Evans, Adam Pankey, Geoff Gray and Robert Leff; defensive linemen Brian Price, Calvin Heurtelou and Izaah Lunsford; linebackers Jonathan Calvin, Josh Letuligasenoa, Reggie Gilbert, Derrick Mathews, Cody Heiman and Jordan Tripp; cornerbacks Daquan Holmes, Donatello Brown and Raysean Pringle; and safeties Aaron Taylor and Jermaine Whitehead were also cut.

Linebacker David Talley was placed on injured reserve and wide receiver Geronimo Allison is on the reserve/suspended list.

31 responses to “Packers cut three 2017 draft picks

  1. Finally, we are getting to see our Packers team for 2017. This is gonna be great. There’s really no surprises here as we have the 53 guys we could trick into staying here. Aaron must feel confident with these guys and their Hail Mary abilities. I wonder if they were all tested with the rolling of the dice drill to see how lucky they all were, also for their ability to commit fouls without being caught, withstand heartbreak, and how well they know the Heimlich Maneuver. It’s probably all just part of our choker’s survival strategy. Let’s hope it works.

  2. Dahmed you sure spend a lot of time writing about the Packers. Wouldn’t that energy be better spent actually supporting your own team?

  3. Kinda surprised to see Taysom Hill go. He flashed enough that I’d hoped they’d keep three. Someone will snatch him off the practice squad for sure…

  4. The depth on this team is embarrassing. Years of poor drafting and sitting out free agency is taking its toll.
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    By taking a toll, do you mean 8 straight playoff appearances? Your team hasn’t won a playoff game since 09, maybe you should worry about them?

  5. h0metownzero says:
    September 2, 2017 at 6:58 pm
    It’s ridiculously hard to make this football team. Deepest roster ever.
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    So deep you have to convert a WR to play RB.

  6. Packers players are in such high demand they had 10 draft picks this year due to losing free agents – nearly 1/5 of the roster. With such a deep and talented team it’s not surprising a few draft picks got let go. And the 13-time world champs will likely sign these guys to their PS unless others claim them. It’s just how GB does business.

    Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

  7. pkrlvr says:
    September 2, 2017 at 7:28 pm
    Dahmed you sure spend a lot of time writing about the Packers. Wouldn’t that energy be better spent actually supporting your own team?
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    Agreed.
    The funny thing is, ariana has 6 or 7 other aliases to support too.
    But, I think it’s quite obvious that this troll hates the Packers more than he cares about his own team.
    Jealousy and utter embarrassment will do that to some people.
    At least that’s what I’ve been told.

  8. 250dollarnflowner says:
    September 2, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    i heard a rumor that ted wanted to keep 12 tight ends on the 53 man roster!

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    How do think of these great lines??? I’m so jealous. Seriously, is there a cool website you know of or does this just come naturally?

  9. The bottom line: The Packers are better than the Vikings, and have been for the best part of a decade. They will be again this year, and the trolls have to swallow that bitter pill.

    When that changes, get back to me will you please trolls? Until then, you’re really just humoring yourselves, aren’t you?

    Bon Appetit’

  10. tjacks7 says:
    The depth on this team is embarrassing. Years of poor drafting and sitting out free agency is taking its toll.

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    Yes, the Packers getting to the NFC Championship game two of the last three years is really taking its toll on the fragile psyches of Viking fans.

  11. That WR/RB had a higher Yards per carry by almost 2 yards a touch than any full time RB on the purple last year without ever playing the position before. I’ll take that kind of depth. You can have your 3.4 average all you want I’ll take 5.9 any day.

  12. For people who prefer to discuss real football topics: Cutting 3 draft picks is a difficult decision, even for a team as deep as Green Bay.

    Losing DeAngelo Yancey to an active 53 man roster is a real possibility. (Vikings anyone?)
    Dupre was sidetracked by his concussion and will obviously be on Green Bay’s short list for the practice squad, as will Taysom Hill.
    I honestly think he’s safe.
    Oh and yes, the great Jeff Janis experiment marches on.

    Amichia was a complete disaster and an utter disappointment, sluggish, no fire.
    Looked lost at times.
    And seriously, he was being beat out by an undrafted lineman who was also cut today.
    I expect him to stagger on to the practice squad, only because he won’t receive any other offers.

    The real surprise for me today was the fact they kept RB Devante Mays.
    After limited experience at Utah St./Blinn College I figured him for development on the practice squad since the day he was drafted.
    The coaching staff must have really liked what they saw on a day to day basis.

    I think it’s safe to say the Packer’s 53 is far from complete.
    Room has to be made for Ahmad Brooks soon and Geronimo Allison after week one.
    And I’m quite sure Ted has a few more pieces to juggle this week.

  13. shoot, I’d take Joe Callahan as a third string QB on my roster,
    It’d be a miracle if Bradford doesnt go down behind our line.

  14. one and done is better than none and never.. i’m also pretty sure four Super Bowl wins is better than zero. are you ever going to win anything. we are all waiting. it gets boring beating up on your wack team. #gitgood

  15. Interesting note, Ahmad Brooks has not actually signed his contract yet and is not counting against the 53. I would not be surprised to see them cut Kyler Fackrell on Monday and try to move him to,the practice squad after other teams have filled their squads, then formally add Brooks in his place.

  16. They need to put Adams the IR designated to return. In order to do that he needs to be on the 53 man roster. Now that he is they’ll put him on IR to return and sign Brooks.

  17. pkrlvr says:
    September 2, 2017 at 7:28 pm
    Dahmed you sure spend a lot of time writing about the Packers. Wouldn’t that energy be better spent actually supporting your own team?

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    Really? Really? There is not a Viking story that you are not on.

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