Packers release Gunter, reinstate Allison

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Packers release Ladarius Gunter

With wide receiver Geronimo Allison returning from suspension, the Packers needed to make a move to create roster space. That meant parting ways with cornerback Ladarius Gunter.

Last December Allison was arrested for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop. In July he was suspended one game for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and after missing week one against the Seahawks he is ready to come back to the active roster.

To make way for Allison on the 53-man roster, the Packers waived Gunter according to the NFL’s transaction wire.

Gunter, who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2015, appeared in 24 games for the Packers. That includes playing a key role down the stretch as Green Bay’s top cornerback a year ago due to injuries. During his time in Green Bay Gunter had 52 total tackles, 12 passes defended, but no interceptions.

Meanwhile the Packers offense gets back Allison, who was signed off the practice squad last October and totaled 202 yards with a pair of touchdowns in his rookie season.

In other roster news ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting veteran defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois will be released by the Packers, but he was not listed on the league’s transaction wire as of Tuesday afternoon.

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