First off, as with every year that I do this, I would like to say upfront I have no idea what I’m doing. I don’t pretend to able to prognosticate 53-man rosters any more than I can delve in the mind of Ted Thompson. That being said, this is still a fun yearly exercise and I’m sure we’ll all have a good laugh at my expense about this next week. Anyways, I wrote an article last year about the 10 points of making a 53 man roster and I’ve tried to follow my own advice.
Quarterback (2): Aaron Rodgers, Vince Young
The Packers typically keep 2 quarterbacks on the roster with a 3rd on the practice squad, and with Graham Harrell cut and no longer practice squad eligible, Vince Young becomes the de facto backup. I’d say it’s a 50-50 split as to whether they keep Coleman on the practice squad; my take is his quick demotion after Family Night signified that he didn’t show enough to warrant further development, and if the Packers were truly trying to “hide away” Coleman’s talent’s they would have kept Harrell for the last preseason game to bury Coleman’s playing time. But barring any other surprise options they might have to wait for the draft to find their next developmental quarterback.
Running Back (4): Eddie Lacy, Alex Green, John Kuhn, Johnathan Franklin