Packers Give Up On Receiver

The Packers pulled the plug on injury-riddled Anthony Lucas on Aug. 23 by releasing the wide receiver. Lucas, a fourth-round selection in the 2000 NFL draft, spent his rookie season on the reserve/physically unable to perform list following surgery on his right knee. He missed all three of Green Bay's offseason minicamps as well.

When training camp opened, Lucas missed an extended period of practices with a strained quadriceps muscle as a result of his knee injury. He missed the Packers' first exhibition and played against Denver on Aug. 20, but did not make any catches.

"The unfortunate thing for Anthony is he is playing at a position that we have some depth at," Sherman said. "It just wasn't going to happen this year for him. He's a good kid, but you get hurt and you fall behind in your mental work and your physical work. It just wasn't happening."

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