The Green Bay Packers got an unusually early start on roster cuts today, announcing the first five players to be waived. All NFL teams must reduce their rosters from the 90-man maximum to 75 by 3:00 PM Central time on Tuesday.

The Packers, who sat at 88 players on Monday, are now down to 83 as they announced that the following five players have been released:

OT Vince Kowalski
OT Fabbians Ebbele
ILB Tavarus Dantzler
ILB Josh Francis
DT Lavon Hooks

All five players struggled to get their NFL careers off the ground in training camp.