Packers release practice-squad G Joe Gibbs

4/29/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

The NFL Draft ended over the weekend but the Green Bay Packers are still tweaking their roster, whether it involves adding undrafted free agents or releasing tried and tested players who’ve failed to impress so far. The Green Bay Packers made a similar small move by releasing first-year guard Joe Gibbs, team general manager Ted Thompson announced on Monday.
 The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Joe Gibbs spent joined the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad for the final six-games of the regular season and two playoffs contests last season. The Green Bay Packers signed Joe Gibbs, along with seven of the other practice squad members, to a reserve/future contract at the end 2012 season. But Joe Gibbs was a long-shot to make the roster to begin with, and the Green Bay Packers also drafted two offensive linesmen just two days ago in the 2013 NFL.
Joe Gibbs originally joined the league after going undrafted out of Tennessee-Martin and signing with the St. Louis Rams in June 2010.
It would appear by releasing Joe Gibbs, the Green Bay Packers are clearing roster room to add rookie with potentially more promise as camp bodies, who could even rise up the depth chart. The Green Bay Packers’ roster stood at 76 players at the end of the NFL draft and they signed 10 undrafted free agents in the last two days. The NFL’s offseason roster limit stands at 90 players, which means the Green Bay Packers have just four open spots to potentially sign undrafted free agents, heading into next week’s rookie mini-camp.
Following Joe Gibbs release, the Green Bay Packers now have five open roster spots to sign undrafted free agents invited to tryout at the team’s rookie mini-camp. 
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