The Green Bay Packers won’t release Andrew Quarless despite the tight end’s involvement in a recent shooting controversy. Quarless was arrested in early July in Miami Beach, Florida, and charged with misdemeanor discharging of a firearm in public.
Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reported the Packers’ plan to stick with Quarless, who allegedly fired two shots into the air during an argument. The tight end is expected to face discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy. Green Bay officials said they are still gathering more information about the allegations.
The 26-year-old Quarless is seen as a potential starter at tight end, competing against Richard Rodgers, Justin Perillo and Kennard Backman.
Quarless, who was a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, had his best season last year, recording 323 receiving yards on 29 receptions with three touchdowns.