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Packers Release Poppinga and Harrell; Jones to Vikings Rumors Gain Steam

Justin Harrell's disappointing Packers career is over.

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.

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Adam Czech is a freelance reporter and a Packers fan living in the Twin Cities. Follow Adam on Twitter. Read more of Adam's writing on the Packers here.

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8 Responses to “Packers Release Poppinga and Harrell; Jones to Vikings Rumors Gain Steam”

  1. Ron LC says:

    Two more non-performers gone. More $$$ for the guys we need to keep.

    Jones to the Queens? Mc Nabb and JJ a match made in heaven? Don’t think so!

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  2. Jersey Al Jersey Al says:

    You’re right – I don’t feel the same way. Give me Randall Cobb, Shaky Smithson and Tori Gurley and I’ll take my chances.

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  3. Mojo says:

    A limerick for Justin:

    There once was a draft choice named Harrell.
    Whos back pain put TT over a barrel.
    Then in two thousand ten.
    He went down again.
    And now his career is in peril.

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  4. Steve Cheez says:

    And Mojo breaks out the big laugh stick!

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  6. Jones to Vikes is OK but biggest loss for Pack is B> Jackson on third down.

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