Packers Roster Moves to Get to 75 and Mason Crosby is the Kicker

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Mason Crosby blows it

Mason Crosby blows it

The Green Bay Packers sure as hell took their sweet time with this. They had to be down to 75 players today and here’s how they did it.

Oh, and we’re pretty sure Mason Crosby is going to be the kicker for another season. Why? The guy they signed on Sunday, Zach Ramirez, was cut today.

The rest of the Packers roster trimming was done by putting guys on injured reserve and the physically unable to perform list.

Tackle Bryan Bulaga, receiver Kevin Dorsey, running back DuJuan Harris and linebacker Jarvis Reedon were put on injured reserve. This means they’ll miss the entire season.

Safety Sean Richardson, tackle Derek Sherrod, guard J.C. Tretter and defensive end Jerel Worthy were put on physically unable to perform list. They’ll be eligible to return to the team after week 6.

Richardson has been battling a neck injury that might end his career. Sherrod hasn’t played since the end of 2011 because of a broken leg, but may finally be of some use to the Packers this season. Tretter broke his ankle just after being drafted and, as a rookie, probably won’t make much of an impact even if he is activated. Worthy tore his ACL late last season and may be around for the end of the 2013 campaign.

The Packers will have another round of cuts coming after Thursday’s game, when they have to get down to 53.

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16 Comments on "Packers Roster Moves to Get to 75 and Mason Crosby is the Kicker"

  1. Tucson Packer

    Sherrod; I hope this guy doesn’t come back too early and mess something up. His college video made him look awesome (which they are supposed to do I guess) I just wish we could finally see it in a green jersey

  2. Ivomitonvikingfans

    Mason Crosby. The A.J. Hawk of kickers. Nice half hearted attempt at a kicker competition. How about bringing in Lindell or Carpenter and then see if Crosby can measure up to other legitimate NFL kickers. These two plugs were for show. He will cost them games.

  3. dustin

    Why cut derrick? What’s to gain from cutting a talented LT prospect who isn’t counting much at all against the cap. How about we just hope he can regain his movement ability and be an impactful player for the packers.

  4. Kristofer from Oshkosh

    Sherrod was starting to look better and better every game that he played in 2011. If he played every game since, he would probably have been a stud LT by now. There is no way the packers should cut him right now, it would just be an idiotic move. Lets first see if he can regain his form and continue to get better and be the packers left tackle of the future and stay there for many years. He is still young and has a lot of talent. If he returns after the first 6 weeks, he will be the packers starting LT by next year’s game 1 and also has the potential to be the best at his position in the entire league. Do any of you nay-sayers think before you type? Or just put things on a page to see yourself in a blog? That’s what I thought.

  5. Apeshit

    Carpenter signed with the jets… Read the article of sherrods dad and brother talking about his injury and complications and get back to us about how bad TT is.

    MC will lose 2 games for the packers this year. I hope it’s not more.

  6. Shawn Iltarion

    Some surprises here. Tretter and Worthy only on the PUP? Wow, I thought those guys were IR for sure.

    Kevin Dorsey to the IR is also a surprise. I guess that conveniently leaves room on the PS for Charles Johnson.

    Good to see Sherrod avoided the IR. Nice to know that some help could be arriving if either tackle struggles or if one of them gets hurt, which almost seems inevitable.

    Ramirez had one of the most inglorious flame-outs in player tryouts history. 6 of 16? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    Crosby kicked so well the last week that it wouldn’t have mattered who you brought in to compete with him. Now, will we see that when the kicks really matter? UGH. Dude should have been cut from the get-go, but all we can do is hope now.

    • Kristofer from Oshkosh

      I am sick and tired of biting my nails off every single time we have to endure Crosby having to kick any where from the 1 yard line to the 35 yard line. Toward the end of the 2012 season, MM didn’t even let Mason Crosby kick if it was more than a chip-shot field goal, even still, Crosby still missed about 50% of the time. The Packers have better odds of Rodgers picking up a 4th and 20 than it is for crosby to make a 20 yard field goal. It’s F’ing rediculous. The Packers have better odds of Rodgers kicking it through the uprights. Or even Masthay, give the job to him. Have 1 kicker on the roster and free a roster spot for the talented player the Packers are going to have to cut to get down to 53. I bet Masthay could at least do better than Crosby’s dismal 63% last year, in fact, I think better than 70% and Masthay was doing kick offs during the family night scrimmage so they are probably debating if they should merge the two positions, kicker and punter, then give all the duties to Masthay.

  7. Mike


    Ivomitonvikingfans:

    Mason Crosby. The A.J. Hawk of kickers. Nice half hearted attempt at a kicker competition. How about bringing in Lindell or Carpenter and then see if Crosby can measure up to other legitimate NFL kickers. These two plugs were for show. He will cost them games.

  8. lars

    If the Packers were really serious about challenging Crosby, they would have brought the kid from Norway in to challenge him. Good analogy above: Hawk and Crosby—two mediocrities, way overpaid, but guaranteed to keep their jobs because of the contract/bonus and management favorite status. Now that the heat’s off will Crosby revert to his old, inconsistent, 63%-self?

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