Grand Valley football standout and former 11 News sportscaster Ben Steele was cut Tuesday by the Green Bay Packers. The move comes just fifteen minutes before the final N.F.L. roster deadline around 3:00 p.m. and one year after Steele played a full season in the National Football League.
Steele had a very good training camp this year, including a touch down catch in the Packer's final pre-season game last week. The move comes after Green Bay signed tight end Donald Lee, who has played the last 3 seasons for the Miami Dolphins.
Steele played in 15 games for the Packers a year ago. 11 News spoke with Mesa State College head coach Joe Ramunno Tuesday night. Ramunno coached Steele when he was with the Mavericks and at Palisade High School. He said he talked with Ben from Green Bay Monday night and he said things were great and that he was looking forward to the season.
Ramunno said that Ben had a great pre-season. Ramunno also said, "Ben's agent isn't very happy right now."
If you were wondering about Steele being added to the Green Bay practice squad, he can't, because he is a fourth year player. He can be signed by another N.F.L. team, but the move comes at a time rosters are set for the regular season.
Ricky Doyle will have more on the release of Ben Steele by the Packers Wednesday night at 5:30 on 11 News Colorado.
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