Packers cut Jake Kumerow

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Packers receiver Jake Kumerow didn’t make the 53-man roster.

Kumerow was informed today that he was cut, after yesterday Aaron Rodgers referred to Kumerow as a lock to make the roster, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Originally an undrafted free agent with the Bengals in 2015, Kumerow spent time in Cincinnati and New England before signing with the Packers in 2017. Last year Kumerow showed some promise, catching 12 passes for 219 yards, and was a strong contributor on special teams.

18 responses to “Packers cut Jake Kumerow

  1. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed in this news.
    Everybody loves hard working Jake and his infectious enthusiasm.
    He was the kind of kid everybody roots for.
    It’s definitely a tough business, hopefully he catches on somewhere and can keep his NFL dream alive.

  2. I’m sad to see him go. Hopefully he’ll be back on the Practice Squad if he doesn’t catch on somewhere else.

  3. He had plenty of opportunity. The Packers must feel pretty confident of their receiving corps by letting him go.

    Next Man Up.

  4. This is a tough business – hope he can cone back on the practice squad — I’d be surprised if they did not have that conversation with him at the time he got the news.

  5. Another shot across the bow, from head coach to the qb. This season is going to get interesting for GB fans

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 5, 2020 at 1:34 pm
    If you can’t make that sorry WR depth chart it’s time to give it up

    The WR depth chart in Minnesota was outperformed by the Packers WR depth chart last season. I guess you can hope he goes to the Vikings. Wishing, hoping, and praying is the Viking MO, after all.

  7. What I was assured he was a top tier receiver by our inside source, I mean he used like 10 emojis, wth is going on??

  8. If you can’t make that sorry WR depth chart it’s time to give it up
    Do you not see the irony/stupidy in insulting a wr squad that wholly outperformed your team’s?

  9. pkrlvr says:
    September 5, 2020 at 6:08 pm
    Is like they’re trying to run Rodgers out of town. Don’t get this move.
    Sometimes if you love someone you have to let them free. Let’s be real Aaron wants to go back home to Kevin in Cali (cuz they’re Cali Cool)!!! We got Love who is our next HOF qb, he was taken in the first round for a reason!

  10. Do you not see the irony/stupidy in insulting a wr squad that wholly outperformed your team’s?
    They’ve played games already? The season has started? I must have missed it. How if Jefferson doing so far?

  11. They’ve played games already??
    Obviously they’ve played games already or how else would you know our wr core is so “sorry”? Couldn’t be based on last year because that’d be ridiculous. Damn, there’s that irony again. Keeps on getting you.

  12. I know they suck the same way I know the Packer’s lbs suck. But I never said anybody has outperformed them yet. English. The devil is in the details.

  13. Kumerow lost the fifth receiver job rather convincingly, and despite Aaron Rodgers asking he get more opportunities this week, the Packers opted to go with Malik Taylor. It’s not the first time the Packers have gone against their quarterback’s wishes, as Brian Gutekunst and Matt LaFleur have deemed themselves more knowledgable as it pertains to the team’s future than Rodgers. Hence why they drafted Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft despite having a future Hall of Fame QB still on the roster.

    Kumerow isn’t a world-beater, and losing his services won’t hurt Green Bay long-term. It can, however, be taken as another sign that Rodgers and management aren’t on the same page.

    Aaron Rodgers vouched for Kumerow as recently as Thursday
    “Jake Kumerow has been such a solid performer for us for the last couple years,” Rodgers told Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday. “I love his reliability. I think he’s a fantastic, steady player who’s very heady on the field, he makes plays. He plays with a lot of confidence, and he’s a guy you love having on the squad.”

    So, about that — Kumerow had the eighth-most receiving yards on the Packers roster in 2019 with a mere 2019. He was a practice squad regular, so the team is quite familiar with him. They know what they’re missing out on.

    Rodgers’ personal connection to Kumerow aside, this was an easy personnel decision by Gutekunst and Co. While a promising story, he’s no more than a depth player on this Packers team. Rodgers (and free) will have to deal with that.

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