Predicting a full 53-man NFL roster is a fool’s errand.
That is true in the course of a normal year with a normal training camp, but as we all know 2020 has been anything but normal for the NFL and the world at large.
When you have a battle for a starting job on the offensive line like the Green Bay Packers do, and the top two candidates for the job are nursing injuries, making an accurate guess is all but impossible.
With Billy Turner dealing with a knee injury and Rick Wagner currently sporting an elbow brace, the right tackle spot is up for grabs and it very well could stay that way up until next Sunday’s season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
To say this is a less than ideal spot to be in would be an understatement. We already knew this was going to be a battle spot going into camp and having even more uncertainty around the position is not a great place to be for the Packers.
Even Aaron Rodgers has expressed concern over this spot with the Vikings looming with their strong defensive line.
All things may just work out in the end, but this could give Alex Light an increased chance of making the initial roster if there’s legitimate concern both Turner and Wagner can’t go Week 1.
There’s more on the right tackle spot plus an old friend is on the move again in today’s cheese curds.
If it is indeed someone other than Turner or Wagner at right tackle in Week 1, expect to see a lot of Marcedes Lewis on that side helping keep the Vikings’s vaunted front four at bay.
Meanwhile the secondary has become a position of strength thanks to an influx of talent over the past two years and the Packers will rely heavily on them as they fight through uncertainty at inside linebacker.
Kenny Clark? Improved AND newly extended? Good luck, opposing offensive lines. You’re done.
Former Packers safety HaHa Clinton-Dix probably thought he was safe when he reunited with Mike McCarthy in Dallas but early in camp it was reported he had lost his starting spot and now he’s lost his job.
Like a scene from the movie “Up!” David Blaine proves that in a year like 2020 there really is nowhere to go but, uh, up.