After posting a 3-1 record in the 2017 preseason, the Green Bay Packers now have to make some of their toughest decisions of the season. NFL teams must cut their rosters down from 90 players to 53 by 4:00 PM Eastern on Saturday, giving them less than 48 hours from the conclusion of Thursday’s games to do so.
The Packers have questions not just about which players to keep but also regarding how many players at various positions to hold on to. They have four tailbacks who made excellent cases for making the team, while a few injuries on defense complicate things on that side of the ball.
For now, the roster sits at 87 players since Ahmad Brooks hasn ot officially signed his contract yet. Therefore, the team will need to find a way to get down to 52 before signing him.
You can see our final 53-man predictions here, and we will all eagerly await the final roster.
Packers' rookie running backs help shut the door on Rams | Packers.com
The three draft picks all did their part in the second half of the game, getting some help from an offensive line that had a few solid series. All told, Williams' job on the roster is safe and both Aaron Jones and Devante Mays had excellent moments that bolstered their cases for a spot on the 53.
Packers 53-man roster prediction following preseason finale | Packers Wire
Speaking of the 53, here's another prediction about what the roster will look like tomorrow. This one is very close to mine (the only swap is at the receiver position), which means that something wholly unexpected will probably happen and shock everyone.
Green Bay Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley dress up as Agent Kay and Jay from 'Men In Black'
Rodgers always has fun with this event, and this year he and his backup had a blast channeling a great movie from the late 1990s.
Packers' Kevin King vows to be ready for opener despite injury | Packersnews.com
King sat out Thursday's game with a groin injury that developed during Tuesday's practice, but he says he got plenty of mental reps during the game and will be ready to go against Seattle.
Learn how to watch an NFL game like an expert | NFL Season Preview 2017
Bravo, Geoff Schwartz. Look for man vs. zone coverage pre-snap, and then watch the safeties during the play.
J.J. Watt raises $13M in hurricane relief | NFL.com
This is a great thing by a great guy, and the Packers contributed $100,000 to the fund this week.