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Former Notre Dame Quarterback Getting Released By Green Bay

A closeup of Notre Dame QB Deshone Kizer after a game against Stanford.

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 28: DeShone Kizer #14 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish walks off the field after they lost to the Stanford Cardinal on a last-second field goal at Stanford Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former Notre Dame quarterback Deshone Kizer's NFL journey took a hit on Saturday afternoon.

Kizer started his career in Cleveland after being selected 52nd overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. He struggled in his rookie year, though.

The highly touted prospect threw for 2,894 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2017. But he also tossed 22 interceptions.

Kizer was traded to Green Bay during the 2018 off-season, but didn't do much to gain the Packers' trust in the backup spot during the season.

Now, in their final round of cuts, the Packers have cut Kizer ahead of the start of the 2019 season. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted the news.

"Packers are releasing QB DeShone Kizer, sources tell @RobDemovsky and me."

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky reported on Friday the Packers were retaining quarterback Tim Boyle. The report implied the possibility Kizer could potentially be let go.

"At this point, I'm told Tim Boyle is not expected to be cut," Demovsky said. "But no word yet on if he's the Packers' No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback -- or if they're even keeping three. Still plenty of moving parts before tomorrow's deadline."

Now, Green Bay has just two quarterbacks on the roster — Aaron Rodgers and Boyle. With more cuts around the league, it'll be interesting to see if the Packers sign another QB.

Kizer will most certainly be looking for a fresh start with another franchise hoping to save his NFL career.