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Packers’ Final* 2018 53-man Roster: Receivers and tight ends galore

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The final 53 has plenty of surprises, and a plethora of passing game options for Aaron Rodgers.

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The Packer roster is finally set to kick off the 2018 season, and there were plenty of surprises among the final cuts.

On offense, the Great Whitewater Hope Jake Kumerow will stick around as the Packers decided to keep a ton of skill position players, including three quarterbacks. Tim Boyle also sticks despite his lackluster effort in the final preseason game. It was a bit of a surprise to see Aaron Ripkowski go, but in the modern NFL an extra tight end like the impressive Robert Tonyan is far more important. The Packers will enter the season very light at running back, with only Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery on the current roster with Aaron Jones suspended. All three rookie receivers (J’mon Moore, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling) made the team, as did offensive lineman Alex Light in maybe the biggest surprise of the day.

Packers Roster - Offense

Number Name Position
Number Name Position
17 Adams, Davante WR
81 Allison, Geronimo WR
69 Bakhtiari, David OL-T
74 Bell, Byron OL-G/T
8 Boyle, Tim QB
75 Bulaga, Bryan OL-T
18 Cobb, Randall WR
11 Davis, Trevor WR
80 Graham, Jimmy TE
84 Kendricks, Lance TE
9 Kizer, DeShone QB
16 Kumerow, Jake WR
89 Lewis, Marcedes TE
70 Light, Alex OL-G/T
63 Linsley, Corey OL-C
64 McCray, Justin OL-G
88 Montgomery, Ty RB
82 Moore, J'Mon WR
62 Patrick, Lucas OL-G
12 Rodgers, Aaron QB
78 Spriggs, Jason OL-T
19 St. Brown, Equanimeous WR
65 Taylor, Lane OL-G
85 Tonyan, Robert TE
83 Valdes-Scantling, Marquez WR
30 Williams, Jamaal RB

On defense, former Badger Vince Biegel was released, leaving the team dangerously thin at outside linebacker. Biegel will always be remembered by a set of Packer fans as “the guy taken instead of TJ Watt,” and he never really managed to make an impact in his short, injury-plagued stint. Many thought Demetri Goodson would make it as the team seemed to stick with him through thick and thin, but not this time. Greer Martini had a nice preseason, and Ahmad Thomas was playing with the second team for most of the preseason, but neither made the cut. It’s surprising to see both go given how thin they are at linebacker, but James Crawford and Antonio Morrison played well enough on special teams to stick around. I’m personally always surprised when Davon House makes a team, but here we are. Herb Waters will round out the secondary.

Packers Roster - Defense

Number Name Position
Number Name Position
90 Adams, Montravius DL
23 Alexander, Jaire CB
29 Brice, Kentrell S
42 Burks, Oren ILB
97 Clark, Kenny DL
54 Crawford, James ILB
76 Daniels, Mike DL
51 Fackrell, Kyler OLB
93 Gilbert, Reggie OLB
36 Greene, Raven S
21 Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha S
31 House, Davon CB
37 Jackson, Josh CB
27 Jones, Josh S
20 King, Kevin CB
94 Lowry, Dean DL
50 Martinez, Blake ILB
52 Matthews, Clay OLB
48 Morrison, Antonio ILB
53 Perry, Nick OLB
26 Waters, Herb CB
35 Whitehead, Jermaine S
96 Wilkerson, Muhammad DL
38 Williams, Tramon CB

There were no big surprises on special teams as rookie JK Scott cemented his place in the hearts of all Packer fans by booming punts and flipping field position. Hunter Bradley managed to win the long snapper spot.

Packers Roster - Specialists

Number Name Position
Number Name Position
2 Crosby, Mason K
6 Scott, JK P
43 Bradley, Hunter LS

Aaron Jones was placed on the reserve/suspended list, and Devante Mays, Quinten Rollins, and Kyle Murphy were placed on injured reserve.

And there you have it. Here are your 2018 Packers, at least until waiver claims are processed.