Linebackers Barrington, Bradford among Packers roster cuts
The Green Bay Packers on Saturday cut their roster from 75 to 53 players, releasing linebackers Sam Barrington and Carl Bradford, among others.
Barrington made 53 tackles in 14 regular-season games in 2014 but spent nearly all of 2015 on injured reserve because on an ankle injury. The Packers selected him in the seventh round of the 2013 draft.
Green Bay took Bradford in the fourth round in 2014. He was a healthy scratch for all 16 games as a rookie and was on the Packers’ practice squad last year.
By letting go of Barrington, a fourth-year pro who started eight games in his career but missed most of last season with a foot injury, the Packers could be counting on a youthful tandem of Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez as their starting inside linebackers.
Green Bay selected Martinez in the fourth round of this year’s draft out of Stanford.
Veteran Packer, punter Tim Masthay, was released on Tuesday after the team claimed Jacob Schum off waivers from Tampa Bay. Masthay had been with Green Bay for six seasons.
The Packers also are without a long snapper after they released Rick Lovato, a first-year player who joined the team near the end of last season.
The Packers also placed defensive tackle Tyler Kuder and center Kyle Steuck on injured reserve and placed center Corey Linsley on reserve/physically unable to perform. The team also placed cornerback Demetri Goodson and defensive tackle Mike Pennel placed on the reserve/suspended list.
The NFL required all teams to cut their rosters from 75 to 53 players by 3 p.m. Saturday. Teams can submit wavier claims through Sunday afternoon, and they must make room on their 53-man roster for any players claimed on waivers. Teams can begin establishing their 10-man practice squads after the 24-hour waiver period expires.
Here is the complete list of players the Packers released:
WR Geronimo Allison
LB Sam Barrington
LB Carl Bradford
LB Beniquez Brown
CB Robertson Daniel
CB Warren Gatewood
LB Reggie Gilbert
LS Rick Lovato
G Lucas Patrick
TE Casey Pierce
DT Brian Price
RB Brandon Ross
FB Alstevis Squirewell
WR Herb Waters
S Jermaine Whitehead
QB Marquise Williams
The Associated Press contributed to this report