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Presenting… The Position by Position 2011 Green Bay Packers Post-Draft Roster

During the 2011 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers added an additional 10 players to their team roster, with six going to the offense and four going to the defense. They now have a roster of 85 players, which they must cut down to 80 by training camp. (These details are, of course, subject to change based on the labor negotiations.)

With the lockout currently prohibiting teams from signing undrafted rookies, this is currently the best picture of the players that Mike McCarthy and his coaching staff will have to work with. Also note that there are currently 14 free agents on the roster (restriction status pending for some). In the far off chance they let every single free agent leave, that would give them 9 spots to fill by camp. If they managed to keep all of them, they would have to cut 5 players by then.

So enjoy perusing the current roster, and feel free to post your thoughts below. If you would like a printable version, I have posted both Excel and PDF versions below:

Packers 2011 Post-Draft Roster (*.XLSX)
Packers 2011 Post-Draft Roster (*.PDF)

*** Players in RED are free agents.
*** Players in GREEN are drafted rookies.

2011 GREEN BAY PACKERS ROSTER
(POST-DRAFT)
# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College
QUARTERBACK
10 Flynn, Matt QB 6-2 225 25 4 Louisiana State
6 Harrell, Graham QB 6-2 215 25 1 Texas Tech
12 Rodgers, Aaron QB 6-2 225 27 7 California
RUNNING BACK
25 Grant, Ryan RB 6-1 222 28 5 Notre Dame
  Green, Alex RB 6-0 225 22 R Hawaii
32 Jackson, Brandon RB 5-10 216 25 5 Nebraska
30 Kuhn, John RB 6-0 250 28 6 Shippensburg
23 Nance, Dimitri RB 5-10 219 23 2 Arizona State
44 Starks, James RB 6-2 218 25 2 Buffalo
35 Hall, Korey FB 6-0 236 27 5 Boise State
45 Johnson, Quinn FB 6-1 263 24 3 Louisiana State
WIDE RECEIVER
  Cobb, Randall WR 5-10 191 20 R Kentucky
80 Driver, Donald WR 6-0 194 36 13 Alcorn State
85 Jennings, Greg WR 5-11 198 27 6 Western Michigan
89 Jones, James WR 6-1 208 27 5 San Jose State
87 Nelson, Jordy WR 6-3 217 25 4 Kansas State
17 Robinson, Antonio WR 6-1 195 25 1 Nicholls State
16 Swain, Brett WR 6-0 200 25 3 San Diego State
11 West, Chastin WR 6-1 216 24 1 Fresno State
TIGHT END
83 Crabtree, Tom TE 6-4 245 25 2 Miami (Ohio)
88 Finley, Jermichael TE 6-5 247 24 4 Texas
41 Havner, Spencer TE 6-3 250 28 3 UCLA
81 Quarless, Andrew TE 6-4 252 22 2 Penn State
  Taylor, Ryan TE 6-3 254 23 R North Carolina
  Williams, D.J. TE 6-2 245 22 R Arkansas
OFFENSIVE LINE
63 Wells, Scott C 6-2 300 30 8 Tennessee
62 Dietrich-Smith, Evan C/G 6-2 308 24 2 Idaho State
67 McDonald, Nick C/G 6-4 316 23 2 Grand Valley State
72 Spitz, Jason C/G 6-3 305 28 6 Louisville
64 Battles, Adrian G 6-3 318 24 1 Minnesota State
73 Colledge, Daryn G 6-4 308 29 6 Boise State
  Schlauderaff, Caleb G 6-4 302 23 R Utah
71 Sitton, Josh G 6-3 318 24 4 Central Florida
74 Newhouse, Marshall G/T 6-4 319 22 2 Texas Christian
75 Bulaga, Bryan T 6-5 314 22 2 Iowa
69 Campbell, Chris T 6-5 328 24 1 Eastern Illinois
76 Clifton, Chad T 6-5 320 34 12 Tennessee
78 Sherrod, Derek T 6-5 321 22 R Mississippi State
65 Tauscher, Mark T 6-3 320 33 12 Wisconsin
70 Lang, T.J. T/G 6-4 318 23 3 Eastern Michigan
DEFENSIVE LINE
95 Green, Howard DE 6-2 340 32 7 Louisiana State
  Guy, Lawrence DE 6-4 304 21 R Arizona State
91 Harrell, Justin DE 6-4 315 27 5 Tennessee
77 Jenkins, Cullen DE 6-2 305 30 8 Central Michigan
96 Neal, Mike DE 6-3 294 23 2 Purdue
79 Pickett, Ryan DE 6-2 340 31 11 Ohio State
98 Wilson, C.J. DE 6-3 290 24 2 East Carolina
94 Wynn, Jarius DE 6-3 285 24 3 Georgia
68 Ross, Jay DT 6-3 302 23 1 East Carolina
90 Raji, B.J. NT 6-2 337 24 3 Boston College
LINEBACKER
56 Barnett, Nick LB 6-2 236 29 9 Oregon State
55 Bishop, Desmond LB 6-2 238 26 5 California
53 Briggs, Diyral LB 6-3 248 25 3 Bowling Green
54 Chillar, Brandon LB 6-3 237 28 8 UCLA
  Elmore, Ricky LB 6-4 256 23 R Arizona
49 Francois, Robert LB 6-2 255 25 2 Boston College
50 Hawk, A.J. LB 6-1 247 27 6 Ohio State
48 Jackson, Cardia LB 6-1 236 22 1 Louisiana-Monroe
59 Jones, Brad LB 6-3 242 25 3 Colorado
52 Matthews, Clay LB 6-3 255 24 3 Southern California
51 Poppinga, Brady LB 6-3 250 31 7 Brigham Young
  Smith, D.J. LB 5-11 239 22 R Appalachian State
93 Walden, Erik LB 6-2 250 25 4 Middle Tennessee State
57 Wilhelm, Matt LB 6-4 247 30 9 Ohio State
58 Zombo, Frank LB 6-3 254 24 2 Central Michigan
60 Young, Curtis LB/DE 6-1 270 24 1 Cincinnati
DEFENSIVE BACK
  Bell, Josh CB 5-11 177 26 4 Baylor
40 Gordy, Josh CB 5-11 195 24 1 Central Michigan
  House, Davon CB 6-0 195 21 R New Mexico State
22 Lee, Pat CB 6-0 196 27 4 Auburn
37 Shields, Sam CB 5-11 184 23 2 Miami (Fla.)
28 Underwood, Brandon CB 6-1 191 24 3 Cincinnati
38 Williams, Tramon CB 5-11 191 28 5 Louisiana Tech
21 Woodson, Charles CB 6-1 202 34 14 Michigan
24 Bush, Jarrett CB/S 6-0 200 26 6 Utah State
20 Bigby, Atari S 5-11 213 29 6 Central Florida
42 Burnett, Morgan S 6-1 209 22 2 Georgia Tech
36 Collins, Nick S 5-11 207 27 7 Bethune-Cookman
43 Greco, Michael S 6-3 224 24 1 Central Florida
34 Levine, Anthony S 5-11 199 24 1 Tennessee State
26 Peprah, Charlie S 5-11 203 28 6 Alabama
27 Smith, Anthony S 6-0 200 27 6 Syracuse
SPECIALIST
2 Crosby, Mason K 6-1 207 26 5 Colorado
61 Goode, Brett LS 6-1 255 26 4 Arkansas
8 Masthay, Tim P 6-1 200 24 2 Kentucky
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Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski

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16 Responses to “Presenting… The Position by Position 2011 Green Bay Packers Post-Draft Roster”

  1. Oppy says:

    I was really expecting the Packers to take a Kicker in 7th round- ANY KICKER- just as an insurance policy should Mason Crosby not re-sign.

    Considering we have no idea when camps will start, and there’s also no answer to when free agency will commence, I would have thought it would be prudent to make sure you have SOMEONE signed at the K position, just in case…

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      Only two kickers were taken in the draft; one in the fourth round (Eagles) and one in the sixth (Falcons). So I’m not terribly worried as long as they can sign a free agent, undrafted or otherwise, for camp.

      It would be nice to have some reassurance, but I think there’s more value in taking players from other positions. Plus, and I could be totally wrong about this, I think being Super Bowl champs provides some leverage in attracting UDFAs should there be competition.

      I share the concern, but I think if Ted was worried about the position, he would have drafted someone.

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    • Jersey Al Jersey Al says:

      I was hoping, Oppy. Forbath was there for them in the seventh round…

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  2. BubbaOne says:

    How can I print out just the roster?

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      Bubba,

      I just updated the post and included two downloadable formats for printing / saving. You can find the links just before the roster above.

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  3. [...] handy position-by-position, color-coded roster is provided by AllGreenBayPackers.com. [...]

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  4. ELong says:

    What do you think the odds are of us keeping James Jones? Also, do you agree that Colledge is still a weakness? I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t make the cut this year.

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      I think the longer the lockout continues, the more likely Jones is to re-sign with the Packers. It all depends on the interest he receives from other teams. But I think if there’s not a lot of time to “shop” himself around, then he might be more inclined to rejoin the fold.

      As for Colledge, I don’t consider him a weakness, per se. He’s just replaceable. I wouldn’t be surprised either if he doesn’t make the 53-man roster, but that all depends on how training camp plays out. I think McCarthy is going to be giving more reps to the younger players at LG.

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  5. Steve says:

    Really, like this sight. Great data.
    I would really like to see the Packers find a way to keep Brandon Jackson and James Jones around. Jackson is an excellent 3rd down back and Jones an impressive receiver. The arrival of Cobb and Jone’s desire to be a number 1 receiver, maybe makes this a parting of ways, but Driver wants to play until he is forty, and he took a beating last season. Maybe Jones could be number 2 on the squad, but has he earned it over Nelson? And would that leave Cobb as number 5? That may just be an embarrassment of riches. Plus, it is probably better to have jones happy else where, than unhappy in the locker room.

    At least by letting him test the market the Packers can let him see his value to other teams as a number 1. Maybe after a look around he will not find what he is after right now and will decide to chase another ring.

    However, if I were a team like the Bengals right now I would go after Jones as a number 1 to pair up with AJ Green. I think they need to get a positive role model for Green, and I doubt there is any better free agent in that respect than Jones. So I bet he’s gone.

    Jackson on the other hand seems happy to contribute as a third down back, although he clearly aspired to win the complete role last season. Ryan Grant is starting to seem injury prone. Starks had one really great game and more solid production, after starting on IR and having issues with “practice”. So, while Jackson is not the bigger name, he is a key contributor. I would rather see Grant released and Jackson resigned than the opposite.

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    • Jersey Al Jersey Al says:

      Steve,

      Thanks for the nice words. I hope we see you more often.

      As far as BJax, the Packers just drafted his replacement, so he will be allowed to try to convince some other team to overpay him. I wouldn’t mind seeing Jones back, but I think it would only be on the Packers’ terms. If he does return, the Packers would lose a key ST contributor (Brett Swain), but since the STs were still bad, what’s the difference, right?

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    • Tarynfor12 Taryn says:

      Welcome Steve,and my only difference of opinion is the James Jones description that JJ is a “postive role model” for A.J.Green. IMO

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  6. Tarynfor12 Taryn says:

    Maybe I’m seeing what I want to see but,looking at this roster by position and each by age of it’s players,TT has achieved a constant.

    Whether losing a player to FA or by age(either real or football years)the next guy up has/had been given enough time in tutoring to step in.

    Most teams deal in FA and draft for/in the “got to win now” stage, where as TT has installed a “we have/are built to win this year,next year and every year”.

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      I tend to agree with that statement.

      As an aside, the current average age of the roster is 25.6.

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  7. Michael says:

    With 6 starters coming off IR the Pack will stay on top again this year.

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