Packers roster cuts: Tracking the path 80 players


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As was the case last week, the Green Bay Packers must reduce their roster by five players by Tuesday’s deadline. This week, general manager Brian Gutekunst must trim his roster from 85 players to 80.

Packers Wire will track all the cuts down to 80 here:

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The Packers released Martin on Monday, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.

A surprising cut, to be sure. Martin, a fifth-round pick in 2020, suffered a drastic fall during his second summer in Green Bay. Many factors likely converged to create his release. Not only was he running with the third-team defense at inside linebacker, but he missed time with a knee injury and was experimenting with a position change (to outside linebacker). Oh, and his preseason debut against the New York Jets on Saturday was a disaster.

The Packers released Crawford on Monday, per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.

Crawford, a rookie backup tight end, originally signed with the Packers on Aug. 3. He played 37 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps over two preseason games.

The Packers traded Hollman to the Houston Texans on Monday, per Aaron Wilson.

Hollman, a 2019 sixth-round pick, played in 18 games over the last two seasons in Green Bay. He was buried on the depth chart after the Packers added two draft picks in the 2021 draft at the cornerback position.

Hollman played 35 snaps on defense and 17 on special teams over two preseason games.

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(Matt Ludtke | AP) New York Jets' Zach Wilson warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson certainly looked like the No. 2 overall draft pick over the weekend. The former BYU football star threw for 128 yards and two touchdowns (on 9-of-11 passing) in a 23-14 preseason victory over Green Bay.

The rookie QB has continued to garner plenty of praise for his play.

“His process is lightyears ahead of what a normal rookie’s process would be,” Jets coach Robert Saleh said. “Sometimes the results will be good, sometimes they’ll be bad, and he just has to continue to find ways to get better when he sees both.”

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has also liked what he’s seen from Wilson.

“I got to know Zach a little bit in the offseason, had some conversations with him,” Rodgers said during the broadcast. “He’s a good young kid. I really like his disposition, his personality. He can throw the heck out of it.”

Wilson and Rodgers spoke at halftime of the preseason game.

“I really just appreciate him as a man. He’s an awesome guy. He definitely doesn’t have to come up to me and say anything. I don’t expect him to,” Wilson told reporters afterward.

Meanwhile, Wilson’s arm and pocket presence caught the attention of analyst and former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky.

“Perfect strike,” he said while breaking down some of the rookie’s film. “That’s outstanding rhythm by Zach Wilson.”

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