TUESDAY, 3:40pm: The Packers officially confirmed Bostick’s release today in a press release, and announced that they’ve waived wide receiver Kevin Dorsey as well. Dorsey, a 2013 seventh-round pick, spent most of his first two season on the injured reserve list.
MONDAY, 1:44pm: The Packers have made a Monday roster move, waiving tight end Brandon Bostick, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Bostick himself first broke the news, publishing a tweet this afternoon that thanked the Green Bay organization and fans and announced that his time there had ended.
Bostick, 25, had been with the Packers since 2012, playing 24 regular-season games over the course of the last two seasons. While his contributions were limited, he caught a touchdown pass in each of the last two years, totaling nine overall receptions in 2013 and 2014. Unfortunately for the Newberry product, his time with the Packers will almost certainly be best remembered for his inability to secure an onside kick in this year’s NFC championship game against the Seahawks, which helped pave the way for a Seattle victory.
Because Bostick has played fewer than four NFL seasons, he’ll have to pass through waivers before becoming a free agent. If he does go unclaimed, he’ll have the opportunity to hit the free agent market early, getting a head start on the players who won’t be able to sign elsewhere until March 10.
Bostick had been set to earn the minimum salary in 2015, so his release won’t create any additional cap room for the Packers.