Amari Rodgers' fumble against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, his fifth of the season, 

didn't just cost him the punt return job. It cost him his roster spot with the Green Bay Packers

The team released Rodgers on Tuesday, one day after it was noncommittal about his status as the returner.

Rodgers' fumble against the Cowboys came early in the third quarter of a 14-14 game. 

The Cowboys turned that into a touchdown and scored again on their next possession to build a 28-14 lead. 

The Packers came back to win 31-28 in overtime, snapping a five-game losing streak.

Rodgers' five fumbles, including four on punt returns, are the most by any non-quarterback in the NFL this season, 

according to ESPN Stats & Information. Defensive back Keisean Nixon replaced Rodgers on punt returns against 

the Cowboys and could continue in that role on Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans.