Monday, August 25, 2008

Wynn Cut, Harrell Placed on PUP List

What a difference a year makes. Remember the world before Ryan Grant, where DeShawn Wynn looked to be the answer to the Packers dilemma at running back? Well, the one time hot fantasy pick-up of the week will now be able to lend his services to one of the other 31 teams in the National Football League, as he was released by the Packers today.

Wynn has been battling injuries this preseason, which he really couldn't afford as that backfield was crowded enough already. Ryan Grant is obviously the starter, and Brandon Jackson has had an impressive camp as well. The final three spots now will be between Vernand Morency, Noah Herron, and Kregg Lumpkin (a Bucky Channel favorite). I'm guessing Morency might see the short straw, but it will probably be Lumpkin.

Also cut today were fullback Ryan Powdrell, wide receiver Chris Francies, and offensive lineman Ryan Considine. No real surprises there.

The other roster move made today was the placing of Justin Harrell on the Physically Unable to Perform list. This means Harrell won't be eligible to play in at least the first six games. While I'm not going to yet call Harrell a first round bust, he is looking to be a pretty awful pick. Thompson remains optimistic, but he's probably just trying to save face. Harrell was hurt when we drafted him, so this is no real surprise. The real surprise is that he's not already out for the year.

The Packers roster now stands at 75, but has to be cut to 53 after this week. takes a look at the more intriguing battles.


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