Packers Release Poppinga and Harrell; Jones to Vikings Rumors Gain Steam
What were your favorite Brady Poppinga and Justin Harrell moments? Could James Jones soon be joining the list of former Packers to wear purple?
According to a Tweet from Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee, the Packers have told Poppinga and Harrell that they will be released. The Vikings are also sniffing around Jones as a possible replacement for the departed Sidney Rice.
Poppinga managed just 171 tackles and five sacks after being drafted 125th overall by the Packers in 2005. He missed 10 games last season after being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Harrell was (in)famously drafted 16th overall by Ted Thompson in 2007 and played in only 14 games because of various injuries.
Jones has teased us with his raw talent over his four-year career, but continues to drop touchdown passes and disappear for long stretches of play. I’ve always liked Jones and wouldn’t mind if the Packers overpay a bit to keep him, but I doubt Thompson (or Jersey Al) feels the same way.——————