Moving closer to the NFL regular-season roster limit of 53, the Green Bay Packers Saturday waived a pair of players, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Saturday.
Released was tight end/linebacker Tony Donald, a first-year player out of Western State (Colo.). Waived/injured was offensive tackle Jerry Wisne, a third-year pro from Notre Dame who saw action in two games with Green Bay last year in his lone season with the team. Wisne had suffered a left shoulder injury during the Packers' preseason finale with Tennessee this past Thursday.
The departures reduce the Packers' current roster to 62 players. Linebacker Torrance Marshall no longer counts against Green Bay's roster while serving a four-game league suspension for violation of the NFL Substance Abuse Policy.
Under NFL rules, teams must reach the regular-season limit of 53 by 3 p.m. CDT on Sunday, August 31. Teams may establish a five-player practice squad after 11 a.m. CDT on Monday, September 1.
In another move, the Packers and offensive tackle Reggie Coleman have reached an injury settlement and he has been waived from injured reserve.