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Zach Ramirez impressed the Green Bay Packers enough during a tryout and practice on Sunday that the team released place-kicker Giorgio Tavecchio on Monday.

Tavecchio had been the main competition for embattled incumbent Mason Crosby, but head coach Mike McCarthy clearly wasn't pleased with how the competition was playing out.

"We had three kickers (on) the practice field today; I think that illustrates how exactly we feel about the kicking position," McCarthy said after practice Sunday. "There's a job available, and someone needs to jump through the door and take it. That hasn't happened yet."

Crosby made a career-low 63.6 percent of his field-goal attempts last season and has experienced inconsistency in practice during training camp.

Ramirez has been working to gain the attention of NFL scouts since suffering a torn ligament in his kicking leg while a senior at Portland State.

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