Jonathan Garvin just had the worst birthday ever.
The Green Bay Packers released defensive lineman Jonathan Garvin on Friday after a three-year stint with the team.
The team not only released him on his birthday, but hours after they took to Twitter to shout him out.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur announced the move during his press conference today. This is hardly the first time a player has been cut on their birthday, but it sucks each and every time it happens.
He was is a former seventh-round pick by the Packers in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Miami and was also in the final year of a four-year, $3.4 million rookie contract.
Garvin is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in 2024 if he doesn’t find another team to sign with.
In his rookie season, he appeared in eight games, but saw his usage increased in 2021. That year, he appeared in all 16 games, starting one of them. In 2021, Garvin had 1.5 sacks, 19 total tackles, and five quarterback hurries.
In 2022, Garvin appeared in 14 games for the Packers and recorded eight tackles and two pass defenses.
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