Saturday, August 25, 2007

Packers clear roster space...

On Friday, Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson announced that the Packers had parted ways with 11 players:

Ingle Martin, QB - 3-5, 14 yds, 0 TDs, 1 INT, 1 sack; 0-0 for 0 yds, 2 rushes for -5 yards in Packers career. Martin, who was going into his second year in the league after being drafted out of Furman, probably had his fate sealed in Thursday's preseason game against Jacksonville, where he went 2-3 for 6 yds and 1 INT, which was returned for a TD. I watched his last two drives, and it appeared he had no clue what was going on. Paul Thompson, a rookie out of Oklahoma, will most likely take his spot as the third quarterback behind Favre and Rodgers.
Random Fact: Martin was a punter at Florida before transferring to Furman so he could play quarterback.

P.J. Pope, RB: Pope, going into his second season out of Bowling Green, had seen no action this preseason and barely any last season, appearing in one (1) game combined for the Chicago Bears and Packers. Clears some more space in the backfield, where Morency and Jackson are fighting for the starting spot.

Erryn Cobb, FB: Cobb was an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern. In college, he played linebacker, fullback, and tight end.

Carlton Brewster, WR: Brewster, one year removed from Ferris State, caught one pass for ten yards this preseason, against Seattle.

Joe Werner, TE: Werner, a rookie out of Wisconsin-La Crosse, had seen game action this preseason, but did not record a catch.

Pat Murray, G: Murray, a 22-year old rookie out of Truman State, appeared in the first two preseason games against Seattle and Pittsburgh, but did not appear in the game against Jacksonville.

C.J. Blomvall, C: Blomvall, who played college ball at Temple, appeared in the first two preseason games and did not appear against Jacksonville.

DeVon Hicks, DE: Hicks, a rookie out of Northwest Mississippi CC, did not record any defensive statistics in the three preseason games this year.

Juwan Simpson, LB: Simpson, a rookie out of Alabama, had two tackles (one solo, one assist) against Seattle. He did not record any statistics against Pittsburgh or Jacksonville.

Antonio Malone, CB: Malone, a rookie out of Toledo, had three tackles this preseason. However, he did not record any defensive statistics against Jacksonville.

Ryan Dougherty, P: With the release of Dougherty, a rookie from East Carolina, the punting job seems to be Jon Ryan's. Dougherty punted eight times for 370 yards, an average of 46.25 yards per punt. Dougherty's long was 56 yards against Pittsburgh.

So there we have it. Eleven people off the roster, clearing some space.

Go Packers!

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