Sam Ficken out as Packers set initial 53-man roster

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The Packers had a kicking competition this summer before ultimately choosing to stick with the status quo.

Mason Crosby is on the 53-man roster that the team unveiled on Sunday afternoon and Sam Ficken is headed for the waiver wire. Ficken hit all six kicks he tried during the preseason and could draw some interest around the league.

As previously reported, the Packers opted to cut DeShone Kizer and they also waived Manny Wilkins, which leaves Tim Boyle as the only quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers.

They also waived or released safeties Tray Matthews and Natrell Jamerson; cornerbacks Nydair Rouse, Jocquez Kalili, Jackson Porter and Kabion Ento; linebackers Brady Sheldon, Curtis Bolton, James Folston, Randy Ramsey and Markus Jones; offensive linemen Anthony Coyle, Gerhard de Beer, Dejon Allen, Yosh Nijman and Adam Pankey; tight ends Pharaoh McKever and Evan Baylis; wide receivers Teo Redding, Malik Taylor, J’Mon Moore and Allen Lazard; fullbacks Tommy Bohanon and Malcolm Johnson; running backs Tra Carson and Keith Ford.

Wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown has been placed on injured reserve and won’t return this season. Safety Ibraheim Campbell and linebacker Greg Roberts have been placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

13 responses to “Sam Ficken out as Packers set initial 53-man roster

  1. > On no, all these receivers were on somebody’s list of the deepest WR group in the league

    We aren’t as deep as the Vikings that we can cut a young former 1st round WR. Haha.

  2. Wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown has been placed on injured reserve and won’t return this season. Safety Ibraheim Campbell and linebacker Greg Roberts have been placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list

    freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 30, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Good news just keeps flowing in.👏

  3. Viking fan trolling on WRs = hilarious.
    Moore had a serious case of Laquon Treadwell disease, but at least he was a 4th rounder, not a first.
    Pack’s roster is much better than last year everywhere except ILB. Let’s go!

  4. The best part is the way all 42 of him hopped up and down because the Packers traded a malcontent former first-rounder that hadn’t lived up to his potential for a former second-rounder that hadn’t lived up to his potential either.

    Then the “World Class” Vikings traded their malcontent former first-rounder for… nothing. Nothing at all. The Magician at his finest. The irony is delicious.

  5. Surprised they put EQ on injured reserve. Would like to have Lazard back on the practice squad, too. And I assume Brian Hoyer is on the speed dial.

  6. hopefully markus jones goes to the practice squad. add the running back ford as a project to work with as well.

  7. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    August 31, 2019 at 8:55 pm
    The best part is the way all 42 of him hopped up and down because the Packers traded a malcontent former first-rounder that hadn’t lived up to his potential for a former second-rounder that hadn’t lived up to his potential either.

    Then the “World Class” Vikings traded their malcontent former first-rounder for… nothing. Nothing at all. The Magician at his finest. The irony is delicious.
    ———-
    Earth to often wrong, who cares who was traded for who. Bottom line is both have nothing for former first round picks

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