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Report: Packers don't plan to cut Andrew Quarless

Despite a July 4 arrest, the Green Bay Packers aren't planning to cut tight end Andrew Quarless.

ESPN's Rob Demovsky reported Tuesday, citing two sources, that the Packers won't release Quarless after the 26-year-old was charged with misdemeanor discharging a firearm in public.

According to an incident report obtained by NFL Media, officers responded to a call after two shots were fired in the 500th block of Lenox Avenue in Miami Beach, following an argument between two males and a group of women near a parking garage.

The Packers offered a boilerplate statement Saturday that they were in the "process of gathering more information" and would withhold comment.

Quarless is subject to discipline under the NFL's personal conduct policy and could be put on administrative leave or the Commissioner's Exempt List.

The tight end was set to battle with Richard Rodgers for the starting gig in Green Bay. Any discipline would set back that opportunity. Quarless was the subject of high praise from quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason, who expected the six-year veteran to make "the jump" in 2015.

While Quarless might not lose his job in Green Bay, that jump will lack significant height if he's kept off the field for any significant period during the season.

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