Packers release rookie kicker Giorgio Tavecchio
AUG 26, 2013 12:29p ET
This does not guarantee that Mason Crosby will be Green Bay's kicker this year for a seventh consecutive season, however. Crosby is now competing head-to-head against 23-year-old Zachary Ramirez, who signed with the Packers after a tryout Sunday.
Crosby has only made 80 percent of his field-goal attempts so far in training camp, but he and Ramirez outperformed Tavecchio in Sunday's practice and that was possibly the deciding factor. Crosby and Ramirez both connected on 10 of 11 kicks, while Tavecchio finished 9 of 11.
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