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Predict The Packers 53-Man Roster

After the jump is my ridiculously early look at the Green Bay Packers projected 53-man roster. I expect I'm wrong, wrong, wrong, so I'd love to hear what you think about it. Here's the thinking that went into it:

  • I ignored injury risk or rehab as a factor. So guys coming back from major surgery (CB Al Harris, WR Brett Swain) or who missed the entire 2009 season (CB Pat Lee, DE Justin Harrell) make the May roster.
  • The power of incumbency. CB Jarrett Bush and RT Allen Barbre were awful in 2009 but they wouldn't have lasted this long on the roster if the coaches didn't like something about them. 
  • First year players on the practice squad. While some veterans are eligible for the practice squad, the reality is that it's mostly made up of current draft picks and other first year players. I booted three players drafted in 2010 off the active roster, but they would seem like good candidates for the practice squad. I also added some of the top undrafted free agents to it.

The 53-man roster:

Name Position
Aaron Rodgers QB
Matt Flynn QB
Ryan Grant RB
Brandon Jackson RB
James Starks RB
Quinn Johnson FB
John Kuhn FB
Scott Wells C
Jason Spitz C
Evan Dietrich-Smith C/G
Daryn Colledge G
Josh Sitton G
Chad Clifton T
Mark Tauscher T
Bryan Bulaga T
T.J. Lang T
Allen Barbre T
Jermichael Finley TE
Donald Lee TE
Spencer Havner TE
Greg Jennings WR
Donald Driver WR
Jordy Nelson WR
James Jones WR
Brett Swain WR
Ryan Pickett NT
B.J. Raji NT
Cullen Jenkins DE
Johnny Jolly DE
Justin Harrell DE
Mike Neal DE
Clay Matthews LB
Nick Barnett LB
A.J. Hawk LB
Brad Jones LB
Brandon Chillar LB
Brady Poppinga LB
Desmond Bishop LB
Cyril Obiozor LB
Charles Woodson CB
Al Harris CB
Tramon Williams CB
Pat Lee CB
Brandon Underwood CB
Nick Collins S
Atari Bigby S
Morgan Burnett S
Derrick Martin S
Jarrett Bush CB/S
Will Blackmon CB/S
Brett Goode LS
Tim Masthay P
Mason Crosby K


The 8-man practice squad:

Name Position
Graham Harrell QB
Sam Shields CB
C.J. Wilson DE
Alex Joseph LB
Marshall Newhouse T
Andrew Quarless TE
Anthony Levine S
Chastin West WR


Players who missed the cut:

Name Position
Josh Bell CB
Trevor Ford CB
D.J. Clark CB
Jarius Wynn DE
Ronald Talley DE
Korey Hall FB
Nick McDonald G
John Russell LB
Frank Zombo LB
Tim Knicky LB
Robert Francois LB
Anthony Toribio NT
Aleric Mullins NT
Chris Bryan P
Noah Shepard QB
Quinn Porter RB
Kregg Lumpkin RB
Charlie Peprah S
Khalil Jones S
Chris Campbell T
Breno Giacomini T
Tom Crabtree TE
Shawn Gore WR
Charles Dillon WR
Jeff Moturi WR
Patrick Williams WR