Coming off of a hard fought 17-9 week one victory over the Seattle Seahawks, the Packers have made a tweak to the roster. Cornerback Ladarius Gunter has been cut to make room for wide receiver Geronimo Allison, who returns to the team after serving a one game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
After going undrafted, Gunter made the Packers 53 man roster in 2015 and has been a part of the team’s secondary that has struggled greatly over the last couple years. Gunter failed to record a tackle in Sunday’s game, but made 67 tackles and forced two fumbles, playing in all 19 games for Green Bay last season.
With new additions Kevin King and Davon House at cornerback in Green Bay, the team felt he could be cut to bring back the talented young wide receiver, Allison. At 23 years-old and coming off an impressive tail end to the 2016 season, Allison should slide in as the number four receiver spot in Green Bay, behind Nelson, Adams and Cobb.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Packers had also cut veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois, although he was not listed on the NFL’s official transaction report for Tuesday.
Green Bay flies south to Atlanta for a chance at revenge in a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 CDT on NBC.