Packers TE Brandon Bostick tweets that he's been released
Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick tweeted on Monday that his time with the team "has ended."
Bostick spent the last two seasons with the Packers. He notably mishandled an onside kick during the NFC Championship Game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers lost in overtime, 28-22.
Thankful To Spend The First 3 Years Of My Career In GB. Unfortunately My Time There Has Ended. I Appreciate The Support From Everyone In GB!— Brandon Bostick (@Bostick11) February 16, 2015
In the NFC title game, Seattle had scored a touchdown with 2:09 remaining to reduce Green Bay's lead to 19-14 after the Packers at one point led 16-0. On the ensuing onside kick, Bostick let the football slip through his hands, and the Seahawks recovered. Less than a minute later, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran 24 yards for a touchdown and quarterback Russell Wilson converted the two-point attempt to put Seattle ahead, 22-19.
Green Bay was able to tie the game with 14 seconds remaining, but the Packers gave up a 35-yard touchdown pass on the first possession of overtime to lose the game.
Over his two seasons with the Packers, Bostick appeared in 24 games and caught nine passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He signed with Green Bay in May 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Newberry College and spent his rookie season on the team's practice squad.
Bostick was signed through 2015 and would have been paid $585,000 had he made the team.
- Mike Fiammetta