Packers Release Suspended Hargrove, Wynn
According to Sports Illustrated, the Green Bay Packers have released Anthony Hargrove, the former Saints defensive end that was suspended as a result of the bounty scandal. The Packers signed Hargrove on March 29.
The Packers also elease WR Andrew Brewer, DB Michah Pellerin, OT Herb Taylor and DB Dion Turner.
It is unclear whether Hargrove's release was a result of poor performance or his looming suspension - or a combination of the two. The team had endured all the attention that came with Hargrove's role in the bounty scandal, including Hargrove publicly decrying his suspension after a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York. Hargrove had been rotating in with the No. 3 and 4 units on defense in practice, seeing only an occasional snap or two with the No. 1 or 2 groups.
In addition, RantSports says the team has also released defensive end Jarius Wynn.
Wynn’s release comes as a bit of a surprise considering the potential the fourth year player has. Much was expected of Wynn after defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins left the team via free agency and Mike Neal battled injuries. He responded well last season with 19 tackles and three sacks in 16 games with the Packers. However, the production was not where it needed to be, as he did not turn into the dynamic pass rusher Green Bay expected of him.