The Green Bay Packers today have waived 15 players, including veterans wide receiver Charles Lee, running back Herbert "Whisper" Goodman and linebacker Rob Holmberg, in reaching the National Football League's 53-player limit for the 2002 regular season, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced today.
Lee, Goodman and Holmberg were among seven veterans to be waived in the final roster reduction, the list also including cornerback Keith Thibodeaux, defensive end Jared Tomich, wide receiver Chris Jackson and defensive back Todd Franz.
Also waived were eight rookies and first-year players – guard Mike Houghton of San Diego State, the Packers' sixth-round selection in the 2002 NFL draft; fullback Chris Gall (Indiana), cornerbacks Hurley Tarver (Central Oklahoma) and Erwin Swiney (Nebraska), wide receiver Devin Lewis (Southern University), defensive end John Gilmore (Tennessee State), tight end/fullback Bill Seymour (Michigan), and center Andy Eby (Kansas State).
Goodman was waived injured and Tarver and Gall following injury settlements.
The Packers, along with other NFL teams, will have the opportunity to establish a 5-player practice squad after 3 pm., CDT, Monday.