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Given how the Green Bay Packers have struggled on offense this season and the youth and inexperience at the wide receiver position, you would expect the team to hold onto all the talented veterans it can get at that position. But apparently, that’s not the case as the team.

According to a report from league insider Tom Pelissero, the Green Bay Packers are releasing veteran wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

“Packers are releasing WR Sammy Watkins, per sources. Watkins will go on waivers,” Pelissero said in a Tweet on Monday. “Any team claiming Sammy Watkins would take the rest of his one-year contract, including just $186,667 in base salary plus $19,411.67 for each game he’s active the rest of the regular season.”

Watkins, a former Clemson Tigers star at the college level, was selected by the Buffalo Bills as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. While he hasn’t quite lived up to the lofty expectations, he did average over 1,000 receiving yards with the Bills during his first two NFL seasons.

The Packers signed the veteran receiver during the offseason, but he has not contributed much, catching just 13 passes for 206 yards this season. He has been sidelined with injuries for much of the season.

[Tom Pelissero]