• Packers release Giorgio Tavecchio

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 26, 2013
    There just aren’t enough reps to go around, which would explain why the Green Bay Packers released Giorgio Tavecchio on Monday one day after they added Zach Ramirez to the kicking competition. The team announced Monday that Giorgio Tavecchio has been released after spending the offseason and summer competing with incumbent Mason Crosby for the kicking job. They could then reconsider Tavecchio. Tavecchio made 56-of-64 field goals in practices/scrimmages and 1-of-2 in preseason game action, while Crosby converted 53-of-67 in practices/scrimmages and all four of his preseason game kicks. What separated Crosby and for that matter Ramirez from Tavecchio is leg strength. “The kicking competition is not over,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. Ramirez didn’t play much in his final year at Portland State after injuring a ligament in his leg early in the season, but he was a standout as a junior and Crosby’s not on the steadiest ground after a rough 2012 season.
    • Three kickers is one too many for Packers

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As entertaining as it was to see three kickers go head-to-head-to-head in practice on Sunday, there’s a reason teams don’t usually bring more than two of them to training camp. There just aren’t enough reps to go around, which would e…
      Source: ESPN.com

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