Linebacker [intlink id=”222″ type=”category”]Brady Poppinga[/intlink] and first-round bust [intlink id=”100″ type=”category”]Justin Harrell[/intlink] will join linebacker Nick Barnett on the street today.
The Green Bay Packers have decided to release both players.
The Packers will save $2.5 million by cutting ties with Poppinga, who signed a contract extension in 2008. Poppinga never played as well as that contract and eventually lost his starting job.
His career high in tackles was 69 in 2008, sacks was two in 2005 and interceptions was four in 2006. In other words, his play was uneven and he never developed into the pass-rushing threat the Packers thought he could be.
Poppinga played in only six games in 2010 before tearing his ACL.
Harrell, of course, was a monumental bust.
He played in only 14 games in four seasons after being the Packers first-round draft choice in 2007. If it wasn’t a leg injury, it was a back injury.
In fact, when you look up injury in the dictionary, there’s a picture of Justin Harrell. He finishes his Packers career with 28 tackles and zero sacks.
Harrell was scheduled to make $1.225 million this season, but the Packers will have to eat around half that amount in cap space because of a bonus payment.
Nice guys, but good riddance.
I’d recognize that fat boy anywhere…..Looking at him, makes me want to hurl…..TED?…FINALLY CUT THE CHORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….Thank flippin god…enough already, he should have been gone after trying to lift too much, after eating Mickey D’s ALL summer
Dude made the easiest millions you’ve ever seen.
Time to earn my money? OOWWW! My back!
How much did we pay this guy, to basically eat his way out of the NFL…lazy fat mo fo. i forgive you Ted, but next time you pick a lazy dough boy, OWN IT…and cut him when he should be cut.
Give a “brother” a suit, millions of dollars, and he’s still a fat, lazy bic mac eatin…^%$^%$$#$^&*. Have i gotten my point across yet?
8.1 million dollars for this waste of humanity…28 tackles
brother won the lotto
Staged or not, this pretty much sums up the 2007 selection of Harrell.