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Packers release five players, eight moves remain

Green Bay Packers tackle Fabbians Ebbele signs autographs for fans during training camp on Aug. 3, 2015, at Ray Nitschke Field.

Green Bay Packers tackle Fabbians Ebbele signs autographs for fans during training camp on Aug. 3, 2015, at Ray Nitschke Field.

The Green Bay Packers are one step closer to reducing their active roster to 75 after releasing linebacker Tavarus Dantzler, tackle Fabbians Ebbele, linebacker Josh Francis, defensive tackle Lavon Hooks and tackle Vince Kowalski. These cuts bring the current active roster to 83, meaning the Packers have eight more moves to make before Tuesday afternoon's deadline.

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