Gunter Is Gone; Jean Francois too

Packers release Gunter, reinstate Allison

Gunter Is Gone; Jean Francois too

Allison was an important offensive piece for the Packers midway through the season past year, when he was promoted from the practice squad due to other injuries in the receiving corps.

Not long after, it was announced that the team was cutting ties with cornerback LaDarius Gunter to make the room for Allison.

Francois played in only three games as a rookie but wound up clocking in full 16-game seasons over the next three years with the 49ers.

Green Bay flies south to Atlanta for a chance at revenge in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship game.

Gunter rescued the Packers last season when Sam Shields was lost early with a concussion.

However, buried deep on the cornerback depth chart, Gunter's number was pretty easy to call for cutting by the Packers.

Gunter made the team as an undrafted free agent in 2015, and then became a starter due to all the injuries in the secondary last season. But Dial should be ready to go this week when the Packers face the Falcons in Atlanta.

Ricky Jean Francois signed with the Packers in the offseason but may have been expendable after the Packers signed Quinton Dial.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the roster move.

The final piece of the Green Bay Packers' roster shuffle was revealed on Wednesday. Green Bay will have another animal to tame in Week 2.

Jean Francois was cut by the Packers after their Week 1 win over the Seattle Seahawks, a game in which he only played six snaps.

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