Packers on the bubble will be seeing this face VERY soon
It’s the time of year every NFL general manager seems to dread. Selecting your final 53 man roster to bein the regular season.
Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson has arguably the toughest job in the league with perhaps the deepest team in the NFL. It’s tough to predict what is going through the mind of the mysterious Packers GM, but I’ll give it my best shot.
Quarterback -3: Rodgers, Flynn, Harrell
I think you have to keep Graham Harrell around. The trade speculation around Flynn doesn’t want to go away and the more time he spends learning from McCarthy, the better. He showed promise against the Colts. I’d be willing to bet this time next year Flynn is elsewhere and Harrell is the number two with a rookie on the practice squad.
Running Back -5: Grant, Starks, Green, Kuhn, Johnson
Pretty easy to see here. The only question remaining is which order Ryan Grant and James Starks are in on the depth chart against the Saints. It will start as a shared load but who knows what else will happen as the season unfolds.
Wide Receiver -6: Jennings, Driver, Nelson, Jones, Cobb, West
West locked in his spot after his display of talent against the Cardinals. Tori Gurley will definitely get some looks from other teams. After seeing both in practice personally, I knew it would be a tough call for Ted Thompson to make. This remains the deepest position for the Packers and they go with six instead of five to enable McCarthy to use even more multiple packages.
Tight End -4: Finley, Crabtree, Quarless, Williams
Speaking of tough decisions, it was obvious the Packers were not going to hang onto five tight ends to start the season. Finley was the only lock and the other spots were up for grabs. Crabtree has proven his worth in blocking and on special teams and Quarless showed flashes in the passing game last year. The final spot then comes down to DJ Williams and Ryan Taylor. Much was said about Williams after the draft and Thompson sticks to his initial convictions and Taylor is gone.
Offensive Line -9: Wells, Sitton, Clifton, Bulaga, Lang, Newhouse, Sherrod, Smith, McDonald Read more... (641 words + 1 image, estimated 2:34 mins reading time)
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