The Green Bay Packers made a bit of a surprise roster move on Tuesday morning.

According to multiple reports, the Packers released defensive lineman Jack Heflin.

It’s the second time Green Bay has released Heflin in less than a year. He was also released before the Packers’ playoff game earlier this year against the San Francisco 49ers.

This time around, though, it looked like Heflin was part of the Packers’ future plans.

The former Northern Illinois/Iowa standout had a solid preseason and he looked poised to make Green Bay’s 53-man roster.

Heflin said during training camp that he was determined to not be cut again.

“Knowing that you’re out of work and that really you don’t feel wanted, this is what you poured your whole life into,” said Heflin recently. “That’s something I never, ever want to experience again.”

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur even spoke highly of Heflin during camp.

“I love the way he ran to the football and the effort that he displayed,” said LaFleur. “Every snap, that’s one thing that you can always count on with a guy like Jack is, he’s gonna give you everything he’s got.”

Since Heflin isn’t a veteran, he’ll have to clear waivers before he could be signed to the Packers’ practice squad.

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