Packers: Free Agents Jackson, Spitz & Hall Gone & Veterans Cut

Legendary senior writer jclombardi reports about Packers free agents and cuts.

Today, we got word that running back Brandon Jackson and center Jason Spitz are moving on from the Packers. ESPN’s Schefter reported that Jackson signed a two-year, $5.4 million deal with the Cleveland Browns.  Next, agent Ayrault said that center Jason Spitz had agreed on a three-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Finally, according to sources, fullback Hall will sign with the New Orleans Saints soon.

Meanwhile, the list of the undrafted rookie free agents is complete. They include: WR/KR Antoine “Shaky” Smithson, Utah; WR Tori Gurley, South Carolina; LB Jamari Lattimore, Middle Tennessee State; C Sampson Genus, South Florida; S M.D. Jennings, Arkansas State; DE Vic So’oto, BYU; QB Diondre Borel, Utah State; OL Theo Sherman, James Madison; OL Ray Dominguez, Arkansas; WR Kerry Taylor, Arizona State; LB Eli Joseph, Temple; S Anthony Bratton, Delaware; FB Jon Hoese, Minnesota; DB Brandian Ross, Youngstown State; and RB Brandon Saine, Ohio State. Fan can review their biographies here.  

Credit: Cory Dellenbach/Shawano Leader. Packers informed DL Justin Harrell, the oft-injured former first-round draft choice, that he will be released.

Finally, as fans know, former 1st pick and often-injured DL Justin Harrell was released. Harrel said: “I’m just going to head back, keep working out, keep working on my knee and see what happens. I have no bad things to say about Green Bay. It was a great place while I was there. With the frustration of the fans and articles written about you, it’ll be good to come back (and get a new start). Green Bay’s where I’ve been for four years. I wouldn’t change a thing other than the injuries.” Also, linebacker Brady Poppinga, who was recovering from a torn ACL on IR, got released according to Poppinga’s agent. With the releases of Poppinga, Harrell, and soon-to-be-released linebacker Nick Barnett, the Packers saved $8.6 million in salary cap money.


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