Ricky Jean-Francois released in surprise move by Green Bay Packers

Ricky Jean-Francois released in surprise move by Green Bay Packers
Ricky Jean-Francois released in surprise move by Green Bay Packers
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13 September, 2017

The Packers needed to reduce their roster by one to make way for Allison, who is returning in Week 2 from a one-game suspension. Gunter played just 2 snaps in the season opening win over the Seahawks. Gunter was released by the Packers on Tuesday.

With new additions Kevin King and Davon House at cornerback in Green Bay, the team felt he could be cut to bring back the talented young wide receiver, Allison.

Gunter was an undrafted free agent in 2015 and because of injuries became the #1 corner back at the end of last season. It was his play, along with others who weren't ready for prime time that sunk the Packers' pass defense to near the bottom of the league. Those moves, along with the rise of players like Josh Hawkins, forced Gunter even further down the bench.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the roster move.

Allison was sidelined for the week leading up to the season opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He was released by the team on March 15 and signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Packers on March 24.The deal included a $250,000 signing bonus.

The Packers now have five defensive linemen on the roster: Dial, Adams, Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry.

Sunday's game in Atlanta will be the featured Sunday night game.


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