The Green Bay Packers Wednesday released safety Eric Crouch, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced.
Crouch, 25, returned to the Packers' active roster as a safety March 23, when Green Bay reinstated him from the reserve/retired list. He originally joined the team as a quarterback on waivers, April 23, 2003, after the Rams waived him as a receiver. Then, just before 2003 training camp, Crouch opted to retire and went on reserve/retired, July 22.
Drafted by St. Louis in the third round of the '02 draft, Crouch won the 2001 Heisman Trophy as a quarterback at Nebraska. He played in one 2002 preseason game for the Rams, as a receiver and kick returner, then retired after a series of injuries, Sept. 12, 2002.