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Roster moves could come before Monday's practice

Aug 25, 2013 -- 10:10pm
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Ted Thompson must trim the roster by 10 players by 3 p.m. Tuesday.

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers have until Tuesday at 3 p.m. to make 10 more roster moves to get down to the NFL-mandated 75-player limit, but it’s likely Packers general manager Ted Thompson will make at least a number of those moves before practice kicks off Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Ray Nitschke Field.

The Packers went from 90 to 85 players – because of the signing of third kicker Zach Ramirez – on Sunday, when they released quarterback Graham Harrell, running back Angelo Pease, defensive tackle Gilbert Peña and wide receivers Alex Gillett, Omarius Hines and Justin Wilson. Every remaining healthy player took part in Sunday’s practice, but with only two practices left this week before the team’s Thursday preseason finale at Kansas City, coach Mike McCarthy implied that the remaining cuts will be made before practice.

 “Personally, when you get down to this situation (of) the cutdown to 75, we don’t really like to practice a player who might not be here for the game,” McCarthy said. “That’s something Ted and I talk about every year. This year is different. We really don’t know.

“We have a couple of decisions we have to make. We don’t know who (cuts Nos.) 13, 14 and 15 are. So that’s kind of where we are.”

The Packers won’t have to waive 10 players to get down to the limit. Left tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) is headed to season-ending injured reserve, while rookie offensive lineman JC Tretter (ankle), defensive end Jerel Worthy (knee) and offensive tackle Derek Sherrod (leg) could be placed on the in-season physically unable to perform list. 

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