Gunter started 15 games last season after injuries to Sam Shields and Damarious Randall made his playing time a necessity.
Wide receiver Geronimo Allison will come off the suspended list this week to fill one of those roster spots.
Jean-Francois played in just 6 defensive snaps (and a single special teams snap) in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Seattle Seahawks. That's the reason he went undrafted and why he was passed on the depth chart this year. Those moves, along with the rise of players like Josh Hawkins, forced Gunter even further down the bench.
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With the signing of Quinton Dial late last week and the impending return of rookie Montravius Adams, the Packers made the decision to cut ties with Jean Francois.
Releasing Francois appears to be the corresponding roster move.
Allison was sidelined for the week leading up to the season opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million, with $250,000 guaranteed at signing.
The Packers now have five defensive linemen on the roster: Dial, Adams, Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry. He'd spend two more seasons in Washington D.C. before signing with the Packers in the offseason.