Brett Swain

The Packers will have a new fifth receiver.

The Green Bay Packers released veteran tight end Spencer Havner and receiver Brett Swain on Sunday.

Swain was the Packers fifth receiver last season and caught six passes for 72 yards last season. Havner spent most of the 2010 season on injured reserve, but had seven receptions for 112 yards and four touchdowns in 2009.

“Frankly, we just felt that letting those guys go early to give them the opportunity to hook on with another team,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “Something that’s never easy, particularly with guys you had a chance to spend time with, work with for a couple years. They’ll definitely always be a  part of that Super Bowl team. We wish them the best. The other changes we’ll make to the roster will come Tuesday.”

The Packers also released tackle Theo Sherman, an undrafted rookie.

The roster is currently at 83 players. Three more players will be cut by Tuesday.