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Packers: Tauscher Released & Rookies Signed

Legendary senior writer jclombardi reports Tauscher released & rookies signed.

Credit: Morry Cash AP

Sources report that the Packers have released veteran offensive tackle Mark Tauscher. For GM Thompson , the salary cap savings for the Packers with Mark Tauscher release is $4.58 million. In all, the five veterans. including Nick Barnett, Brady Poppinga, Justin Harrell and Brandon Chillar. cut equaled $17.26 million in cap savings.

In addition, the Packers have signed their rookies including 1st round OL Derek Sherrod to a four-year contract total: $6.6 million ($5.32 million guaranteed) and 2nd round WR Randall Cobb to $3.2 million deal.  Thursday night, the Packers signed including tight end D.J. Williams (fifth-round), guard Caleb Schlauderaff (sixth), LB/DE Elmore (sixth round). Meanwhile, the agent for sixth-round pick D.J. Smith said his client has signed his deal

Thus, all ten draft picks are under signed contracts: OL Derek Sherrod, receiver Randall Cobb (second round), RB Alex Green (third round), cornerback Devon House (fourth), tight end D.J. Williams (fifth), guard Caleb Schlauderaff (sixth), linebacker D. J. Smith (sixth round), linebacker Ricky Elmore (sixth round), tight end Ryan Taylor (seventh), and defensive end Lawrence Guy (seventh)

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