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This is What it Looks Like When You Get Cut

Termination paper

The Green Bay Packers lopped off some fat over the past few days, cutting or making roster moves with 15 players to get down to 75.

We always thought these things were handled personally, man-to-man, and we’re sure they are to some degree. But there’s also this. A nice little letter that tells players why they’re being cut. Just check a box!

We’re sure the two most common reasons are, “In the judgment of the Club, your skill or performance has been unsatisfactory as compared with that of other players competing for positions on the Club’s roster,” or “In the Club’s opinion, you are anticipated to make less of a contribution to the Club’s ability to compete on the playing field than another player or players whom the Club intends to sign or attempts to sign, or already on the roster of the Club, and for whom the Club needs room.”


(Via SportsGrid)

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. Steve August 28, 2012

    It’s probably a collective bargaining requirement and not so much the team’s choice. The work world is harsh – the earlier you understand that, the better off you’ll be.

  2. darrin August 28, 2012

    What?! No pink slip taped to the locker ala Major League???? That’s crap.

  3. Lynn fuckin' Dickey August 28, 2012

    Still better than Cincy where they wake you up in the middle of the night and an armed guard escorts you out.

  4. Denny August 29, 2012

    Hey if you get cut, at least you keep the jersey. My Ex-girlfriend’s brother played for the Pack, Jets, and Browns. He got to keep all thre of his jerseys.