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Packers Release Havner, Swain, Some Other Guy

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.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Pack Morris August 29, 2011

    this site has some of the best headlines. Great stuff, Monty

    1. nurseratchett August 29, 2011

      “Viking’s Shithole Collapses” is still my favorite TP headline. Yet another Montyism!

  2. Jurgens August 29, 2011

    Classy move by TT and MM, seriously. Gives them a shot to wind up in a good situation.

  3. iltarion August 29, 2011

    I would have cut Swain as soon as he dropped that ball in the Super Bowl. I still get pissed off watching that play.

    1. nurseratchett August 29, 2011

      I’m with you there iltarion!

  4. Pio August 29, 2011

    Swain was a special teams warrior. You have to respect guys like him. The Pack has an embarrassment of riches at WR. I hate to see guys like him and Tori Gurley and Borel or West go. Even Shaky Smithson. How could you not love a guy named Shaky Smithson?

  5. nurseratchett August 29, 2011

    So, who’s going next you think?