Packers Reach 53-Man Limit

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Reducing their roster to the NFL-mandated 53-man limit, the Green Bay Packers Saturday released 19 players, placed two on injured reserve and completed two trades. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the transactions.

Green Bay has traded CB Chris Johnson to the St. Louis Rams for LB Robert Thomas, a fourth-year veteran out of UCLA. In addition, the Packers traded T/G Steve Morley to the New York Jets for a future undisclosed draft choice.

The team has released the following players:

QB J.T. O'Sullivan

RB Walt Williams

FB Vonta Leach

WR Craig Bragg

WR Sam Breeden

WR Jamal Jones

WR Andrae Thurman

TE Sean McHugh

T/G Brad Bedell

T/G Joe Hayes

DT Cletidus Hunt

DT James Lee

DE R-Kal Truluck

DE Seante Williams

LB Corey Jenkins

LB Nick McNeil

LB Ray Thompson

CB Chris Day

CB Leigh Torrence

The team has placed the following players on injured reserve:

S Todd Franz

RB Joey Harris

Hunt, a starting defensive tackle the last three seasons, was drafted by the Packers out of Kentucky State in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft.

The Packers are allowed to begin signing players to practice-squad contracts after 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Green Bay on Monday begins on-field preparations for its 85th NFL season.

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