Packers release Amari Rodgers, Kylin Hill

Amari Rodgers (L) plays against the Washington Commanders on Oct. 23 (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Image) || Kylin Hill (R) plays against the Detroit Lions on Nov. 6 (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, Nov. 15 released wide receiver Amari Rodgers and running back Kylin Hill – both drafted by the team in 2021. 

Rodgers was drafted in the third round out of Clemson and played in 27 games (including playoffs) with one start.

Primarily featured as a return specialist, Rodgers averaged 18.9 yards per kick return and 7.6 yards per punt return the past two seasons. He caught a total of eight passes for 95 yards. Rodgers fumbled twice as a rookie and five times in 10 games this season – including one in Sunday's win over the Dallas Cowboys.

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According to the Packers' official depth chart, Keisean Nixon and Romeo Doubs are the only players listed as either a kick or punt returner following Rodgers' release.

Hill appeared in 10 games after being drafted in the seventh round out of Mississippi State. He totaled 11 carries for 21 yards and one catch for five yards.

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Additionally, the team on Tuesday signed running back Patrick Taylor from the practice squad to the active roster. He joined the team in 2020 as an undrafted free agent and has played in 16 games, including seven this season.

The Packers also signed two players to the practice squad: linebacker Tim Ward and wide receiver Dede Westbrook.

Ward is in his third season and has played for the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets. Westbrook is in his sixth season and has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings.