Less than 48 hours after seeing his first NFL action, former BYU wide receiver Colby Pearson was released Monday by the Green Bay Packers.
The news was more positive for former Utah State cornerback Daniel Gray, who signed with the New York Giants four days after the Arizona Cardinals waived him.
Pearson played 17 offensive snaps for the Packers on Saturday in their 20-17 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos but did not record any receptions. He missed the team's first two preseason games with an ankle injury.
Gray recorded two tackles, including a solo stop, in two preseason games for the Cardinals before the team waived him on Thursday.
Both players are rookies this season.
In other local news, long snapper Patrick Scales (Utah State and Weber High) was waived with an injury designation by the Chicago Bears. Scales, who suffered a torn ACL in the Bears' game Sunday against Tennessee, will revert to the team's injured reserve list when he clears waivers. He has been with Chicago since 2015.
More cuts will come this week as NFL teams are forced to reduce their active rosters to a maximum of 53 players by a 2 p.m. MT deadline Saturday.