Packers cut Blake Bortles

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The return of Aaron Rodgers led to the departure of Blake Bortles.

Bortles, the quarterback signed by the Packers while Rodgers was staying home from offseason work, is being cut today, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

That’s not a big surprise, as Bortles always appeared to be more of a “camp arm” to pick up some work with the receivers while Rodgers was absent, rather than a player who had a legitimate chance of making the roster, even as a backup. There was no guaranteed money in the one-year, minimum-salary contract Bortles signed two months ago.

The Packers now have four quarterbacks: Rodgers, Jordan Love, Kurt Benkert and Jake Dolegala.

The 29-year-old Bortles, who went to the Jaguars with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft and has also spent time with the Rams and Broncos, will now hope some other team gives him a chance to be a camp arm.

8 responses to “Packers cut Blake Bortles

  1. Rob Demovsky had reported that Bortles was easily the best QB at minicamp. Hopefully Rodgers doesn’t get broken again because the backup situation is dire, as evidenced by their complete reluctance to generate an enormous trade haul via Rodgers.

  2. Oops, the proverbial smoking gun vs the greenbay blame game that the Media just made up this whole kerfuffle.

    The front office wizards, knowing all along that aaron would be back only signed Bortles for his insane ability of making delicious waffles during OTA’s as well as his mean guitar licks while singing camp songs. They also racked up major air miles on the owners dime thanks to the Media.

    Goodbye Blake, back to our offseason championship.

    Karma is a biatch

  3. How is he even still in the league? He was the reason Jacksonville lost to NE in the AFC Championship. They knew he couldn’t hit a side of a barn and stacked the line to stop all run attempts.

  4. No way! Everyone’s been saying the past 2 months he’s supposed to be starter

  5. Hopefully Rodgers doesn’t get broken again because the backup situation is dire
    Ahhh, we’re back to a normal off-season again where all we have to listen to is the usual viking fans with the usual ifs and buts to rationalize why they always lose and how soon things will turn around. Comfortable like an old pair of shoes.

  6. Note to management wizzes: a voice at the table doesn’t mean it’s your table.

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