Saturday, September 02, 2006

Packers Make Cuts - Davenport Gone!

As has been speculated for some time now, four-year veteran RB Najeh Daveport was one of those cut by the Packers today in their roster reduction to the league-mandated 53-man squad. Other notable vets to hit the trail include WR Rod Gardner, DE Kenny Peterson and LB Roy Manning. The rookie of note to get the axe was disappointing fourth round draft pick WR Cory Rodgers.

Here is the official announcement from

"The Green Bay Packers Saturday released 19 players and placed three on injured reserve. The transactions were announced by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

Released Saturday were tight end Zac Alcorn, safety Atari Bigby, safety Tra Boger, wide receiver Carlton Brewster, fullback Ben Brown, kicker E.J. Cochrane, running back Najeh Davenport, cornerback Patrick Dendy, wide receiver Chris Francies, wide receiver Rod Gardner, linebacker Tim Goodwell, cornerback Antonio Malone, linebacker Roy Manning, safety Jeremy Modkins, guard Siitupe Peko, defensive end Kenny Peterson, wide receiver Cory Rodgers, defensive end Dave Tollefson and center Pete Traynor.

Placed on injured reserve Saturday were running back Arliss Beach, tackle Josh Bourke and cornerback Mike Hawkins.

Davenport rushed for 1,068 yards on 217 carries (4.9 avg.) with seven TDs in his four seasons with the Packers."