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Packers Release Alonzo Harris, Promote John Crockett

Alonzo Harris

Well, the Green Bay Packers are really shaking things up! They’ve apparently identified one of the culprits for the team’s recent swoon and they’ve released him. And that culprit is… third-string running back Alonzo Harris.

See ya later, Harris! Now we can get back to our winning ways!

Oh, right. That makes no sense, but the Packers made that move anyway. They’ve replaced Harris on the roster with practice squad running back John Crockett.

And with that brilliant move, everyone has been put on notice!

Yeah, just getting again.

It is interesting though.

Coach Mike McCarthy raved about Harris coming out camp. We, frankly, thought he had no business making the roster. He was outperformed by both Crockett and Rajion Neal during the preseason, by a noticeable margin.

We barely gave Neal a roster spot over Crockett and had Harris as an afterthought.

Still, Harris did get some regular-season action and he didn’t look bad.

The rookie from Louisiana-Layfayette carried four times for 19 yards. He appeared in six games, mostly on special teams.

Also a rookie, Crockett played at North Dakota State, where he ran for more than 4,300 yards in three seasons.

We have to think one of two things happened here. Either Harris did something stupid — hookers and blow! — and the Packers decided they didn’t want him around anymore or Crockett was just looking so good in practice, the staff thought he deserved a shot.

The latter scenario played out with Jared Abbrederis earlier this season. He started off on the practice squad and the Packers promoted him when they felt he was just too good not to have on the active roster.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Harris is added back to the practice squad, providing he clears waivers.

Monty McMahon

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  1. Remedy December 3, 2015

    Nice!! Crockett is talented

  2. Sean December 3, 2015

    Season Saved!

  3. Big Gay Clay December 3, 2015

    part of me thinks that they are going to use him as one of our kick returners and give Janis more time on offense. Hopefully that’s the case.

  4. David December 3, 2015

    This is easy. The ole’ Practice Squad Shuffle
    They didn’t need a 3rd down back yet. Never needed or intended to play Harris. He got 4 carries… 1 which was good and the 3 other stank.
    They may have told Crockett that he’d be on the roster by the end of the year. It’s getting there.
    Now since 8 games have come and gone… they can stash Crockett on the PS next year if need be even if they keep him on the active roster for the end of the year.
    Additionally, one of the running backs (Lacy/Starks) is hurt where they don’t think they’ll ever be 100%.

  5. David December 3, 2015

    Correction: 3rd down back = 3rd running back

  6. Andy Pants December 3, 2015

    In your estimation, Crockett and Neal outperformed Harris before the season “by a noticeable margin,” and either one should have made the roster over Harris who had “no business making the roster.”

    But now that Crockett has been promoted to the roster, and Harris has been removed from the roster, that also does not make sense to you.

    Ok, got it. Makes perfect sense. Because, you know, if this move doesn’t fix all of the Packers problems, it can’t possibly be a good move.

  7. jtmax December 3, 2015

    maybe crocket can catch the ball. that’s our main problem right now

    1. Fritz fm WI December 3, 2015

      good point jtmax! maybe David was letting out a Freudian slip that he should have left “uncorrected”?

  8. Fritz fm WI December 3, 2015

    This is the AIR BOSS, CVN-Packers:
    it is a quarter to eight pm eastern time, MM, “call the balls”…

    we, the most knowledgeable fans, have given the leaders and coaches all they need to know in order to turn this tail spin around. now, to use their own words, it is time to “execute” and,
    LET’S GET REAAAAADY TO [email protected]#$%$#@!

  9. Lynn Fuckin' Dickey December 3, 2015

    Packers play Sunday, right? BC I don’t know who the fuck these clowns are.

  10. Feck December 3, 2015

    Crocket is looking pretty good.

  11. The Money Mike December 3, 2015

    Stop talking shit about Richard Rodgers!!!!!!!!!!

  12. The Money Mike December 3, 2015

    Holllllllyyyyyyyyy fuckkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!

  13. Kato December 3, 2015

    I never understood the hate for Richard rodgers. He isn’t great. But the guy scores tds. I feel like too much is said about his YPC. Keep in mind Weller would catch 100 passes per year and average under 10 YPC

  14. Kato December 3, 2015

    I never understood the hate for Richard rodgers. He isn’t great. But the guy scores tds. I feel like too much is said about his YPC. Keep in mind Welker would catch 100 passes per year and average under 10 YPC

  15. Feck December 4, 2015

    I feel like something bad happened in the RB room. Lacy got ignored in the pregame hype (even before running like shit), practically benched and Harris gets canned. Blow and hookers? …Aliens?

  16. pastordad December 4, 2015

    I for one am glad for the Crokett upgrade…gave us a needed boost in the second half last night. Didn’t need to do too much but what he did was what he did in preseason…. Finally a good move. Always thought Harris was the worse choice for 3rd backup.