Well, if you're like us you've been following the Green Bay Packers closely today as they trimmed the roster down to 53 players. A few surprises popped up, as the team has decided to go with 23 offensive players, 27 defensive players, and the usual 3 specialists. With the cuts in the rear-view mirror, here is the 53-man roster as it sits now, Saturday evening.
|Quarterbacks||2||Aaron Rodgers, B.J. Coleman|
|Running Backs||3||Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, James Starks|
|Wide Receivers||5||Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin, Jeremy Ross|
|Tight Ends||4||Jermichael Finley, Brandon Bostick, Andrew Quarless, Ryan Taylor|
|Offensive Linemen||8||David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, Evan Dietrich-Smith, T.J. Lang, Don Barclay, Marshall Newhouse, Lane Taylor, Greg Van Roten|
|Defensive Linemen||8*||B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, C.J. Wilson, Josh Boyd, Mike Daniels, Johnny Jolly, Datone Jones, Mike Neal|
|Outside Linebackers||4||Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Andy Mulumba, Nate Palmer|
|Inside Linebackers||5||A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones, Sam Barrington, Robert Francois, Jamari Lattimore|
|Cornerbacks||6||Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, Jarrett Bush, Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde, Davon House|
|Safeties||4||Morgan Burnett, Jerron McMillian, M.D. Jennings, Chris Banjo|
|Specialists||3||Mason Crosby, Brett Goode, Tim Masthay|
* Note that Mike Neal is still classified as a defensive end on Packers.com
As expected, our prediction was way off. How did you do?
Now, expect the Packers to be looking into other options at quarterback or running back over the next few days. We know Joe McKnight has or will eventually work out for the Packers this weekend, and it seems reasonable to expect that some quarterbacks may come in as well. But until then, this is how the roster sets up.
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