The Green Bay Packers announced several roster moves Monday afternoon, including the release of a starter from last year’s team. The Packers needed to fill out their 90-man roster after the conclusion of the rookie minicamp this past weekend. The Packers will have a new roster for their OTA practices in a few weeks.
The Green Bay Packers release a long snapper
According to a statement by the Packers, the team released long snapper Jack Coco. The Packers signed a potential replacement in Broughton Hatcher out of rookie minicamp. Per the release, Hatcher handled snapping duties for Old Dominion:
“Hatcher (6-4, 242), played in 35 games for Old Dominion over four seasons (2018-19, 2021-22), handling snaps for punts, extra points and field goals. In 2019, he posted four tackles, tying the school record for most tackles in a season by a long snapper. Hatcher will wear No. 43 for the Packers.”
Hatcher will compete with Matt Orzech this offseason for a chance to be the Packers starting long snapper in 2023. The Packers signed Orzech during the March free-agency period. Orzech has more experience than Hatcher, as he has been in the league since 2019. Orzech won a Super Bowl as a member of the Los Angeles Rams during the 2021 season.
Coco signed with the Packers in 2022 as an undrafted rookie free agent. He played in all 17 games last season.
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