Brookins turned in playbook, misread message

Updated: August 28, 2002, 6:05 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

A communication mixup put Packers halfback Jason Brookins' brief Green Bay career on hold.

On Tuesday, the day NFL teams had to trim their rosters to 65 players, Brookins was asked for his playbook by a Packers official. He thought the request meant that he was being released.

What he didn't know was that it was for some late additions to his playbook prior to Friday's game against the Titans.

By then, it was too late. Brookins had already gotten in his car, turned off ...

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