Aug 22, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Chris Harper (13) catches a pass against Oakland Raiders defensive back Chance Casey (37) in the 4th quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers begin roster cuts, trim 7 from roster

The Green Bay Packers began the process of getting the roster to 75 players by Tuesday’s deadline by cutting seven players on Sunday.

Among those getting the visit from “The Turk” were wide receiver Chris Harper, wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard, quarterback Chase Rettig, fullback Ina Liaina, linebacker Korey Jones, cornerback Antonio Dennard and safety Charles Clay.

Harper was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers last October. A fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 out of Kansas State, Harper played in four games for the Packers without making a catch. He did have one special teams tackle. He had five catches for 89 yards this preseason.

Sheppard had been claimed off waivers July 30 after he was cut by the Baltimore Ravens. An undrafted free agent out of Towson in 2013, he spent last season on the Ravens’ practice squad. Sheppard had not made a reception this preseason.

Rettig had signed with the Packers in May as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College. In two preseason appearances, Rettig had gone 1-for-3 for 10 yards and had been sacked twice.

Liaina was an undrafted free agent out of San Jose State who spent part of the 2013 offseason with the Miami Dolphins and signed a futures contract with the Packers in January. He had one carry for two yards and had not caught a pass.

Jones was an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming who signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 before being cut in training camp. He signed with the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions last September and signed with the Packers in July.

Dennard, an undrafted free agent from Langston who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012, has spent time on the Jags’ practice squad in 2012 as well as being on Green Bay’s practice squad last season.

Clay was an undrafted free agent out of Hawaii who signed in May. He had played in all three preseason games and had two tackles.

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Tags: Antonio Dennard Charles Clay Chase Rettig Chris Harper Gerrard Sheppard Green Bay Packers Ina Liaina Korey Jones

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