clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Packers 2021 pre-training camp 53-man roster prediction

Our final pre-camp prediction is here, with a few surprises in store.

/ new

Filed under:

CB Preview & 53-man prediction: Jaire Alexander anchors a deep, diverse cornerback group

Did Green Bay stoke a fire under Kevin King?

/ new

Filed under:

Packers 2021 Roster Preview: Amos and Savage are a dynamic duo at safety

The depth behind the starting safeties could be a concern, unless someone steals the show during training camp.

/ new

Filed under:

ILB Preview & Prediction: Who steps up among young inside linebacker group?

Green Bay seemingly found a diamond in the rough in an undrafted rookie last season. Will he and a fellow 2020 rookie continue to impress in their second seasons?

/ new

Packers 2021 Offseason

Packers 2021 Roster Preview: Defensive line still needs contributors alongside Kenny Clark

Clark is the headliner, but the Packers need a few of their young linemen to step up around him.

OLB Preview & 53 Prediction: Rashan Gary & the Smith Bros lead a young OLB unit

Behind Green Bay’s top three edge rushers, the team is searching for situational contributors among its group of athletic but youthful options.

TE Preview & Prediction: Robert Tonyan leads an intriguing group of specialist TEs

But can Josiah Deguara and Jace Sternberger grow into impact players?

WR Preview & 53-Man Prediction: WR group has versatility and an elite weapon

Almost everyone has a role and Davante Adams is the ultimate alpha

RB Preview & 53-Man Prediction: Who ends up as RB3 behind Jones & Dillon?

The bigger question for the Packers is who will be their third running back behind their Thunder and Lightning combo?

QB Preview & 53-Man Prediction: Rodgers returns, Packers carry 3 QBs

APC’s pre-training camp roster review starts at the position everybody is talking about.

Packers should have full complement of wide receivers at this week’s minicamp

Yes, Davante Adams and the full wideout group will be in attendance.

Devin Funchess will report to Packers’ minicamp, other receivers likely to join him

Sitting out OTAs and skipping mandatory minicamp are very different things, so expect the Packers’ other wideouts to follow the same path Funchess is taking.

NFL to allow fans at 2021 training camps, Lambeau Field can be filled at 100% capacity

The NFL informed teams of league-wide plans to open stadiums at full capacity and welcome fans back to camp, a big boost for the Packers and their summer traditions.

Packers OTA Practice Updates: Live news from media at 5/25 practice

The first team practice open to the media takes place today, so keep it here for updates.

Aaron Rodgers not in attendance at start of Packers’ OTAs, per report

This news should come as no surprise after the reports of strife between Rodgers and the Packers’ front office.

Packers 2021 rookie minicamp roster features only three tryout players

Most surprising are a few absences of holdovers from last year who could have participated this weekend.

Packers to bring QBs Kurt Benkert and Chad Kelly to rookie minicamp, per report

The Packers are adding arms ahead of their first in-person offseason activities.

Brian Gutekunst says Aaron Rodgers’ contract is part of two-year salary cap puzzle

With Rodgers carrying a $39M cap hit in 2022 and the team headed for another difficult year with the salary cap, perhaps it makes sense that the team hasn’t worked hard on adjusting his contract just yet — especially after Brian Gutekunst said it’s part of the plan for the summer.

NFL passes jersey number expansion rule, meaning more single digits are coming

Get ready to see a lot of unfamiliar numbers at positions all across the football field this fall.

NFL announces tweaks for 2021 OTAs & offseason program, but on-field work remains

It does not address all of what the NFLPA asked for, but there are at least some concessions for virtual meetings.

Filed under:

The Packers’ roster construction is caught between quarterbacks

Unlike other franchises with aging superstar quarterbacks, Green Bay hasn’t leveraged everything to win with theirs.

Packers working on restructured contract with Aaron Rodgers, per report

A reworked contract has seemed like a no-brainer for both sides. Now, there may be movement on that front.

Packers restructure Za’Darius Smith’s contract, freeing up over $7M in 2021 cap space

This move should bring the Packers close to the cap after signing Aaron Jones.

Packers restructure Billy Turner’s deal, convert salary to a signing bonus

Work continues to get the Packers under the salary cap with yet another free agent from 2019 getting a restructure

Packers restructure Preston Smith’s contract, save $7.25M in cap space for 2021

Green Bay offloaded some more cap money to 2022 with the deal, but keeps Smith around on an incentive-laden deal that is great for both sides.

Adrian Amos restructures contract to save Packers $750k in salary cap space for 2021

The Packers’ excellent veteran safety is getting a check a week earlier than expected and helping his team free up a little bit of cap money for the coming season.

Packers will have $13.3 million decision to make on Jaire Alexander for 2022

Alexander should cash in with a big salary for 2022 and probably a huge contract extension thereafter.

Devin Funchess takes pay cut to stay with Packers, per report

The Packers will give Devin Funchess another shot, but at a reduced price.

Packers’ Preston Smith has been floated in trade talks, per report

The Packers could save some cap space by moving Preston Smith, but finding a trade partner could be a tall order.

Packers officially roll over $3.67 million in salary cap space from 2020 to 2021

Whenever the final cap is announced, add a little less than $4 million to get to the number that the Packers will need to reach.

When to expect Packers’ and NFL’s big offseason news in 2021

Let’s look back at past years to see when the Packers are likely to find out about and make big offseason news.

Packers promote four coaches and hire four more to fill out staff for 2021

A mix of internal moves and external hires have solidified the Packers’ coaching staff for this season.

ESPN agrees to TV deal with NFL, setting up possible salary cap bump for 2021

All of the league’s TV deals appear to be nearing completion, and the contracts may be officially announced in the next few days.

Packers hire Ryan Mahaffey to coaching staff, per report

Mahaffey comes from Northern Iowa, where he was the offensive coordinator.

NFL sets new salary cap floor at $180 million for 2021

Teams can now plan for a slightly less bad worst-case scenario.

Packers restructure David Bakhtiari’s bonus, freeing up $8.3 million in salary cap space

Green Bay still has work to do, but this is a big (and logical) first step.

Packers officially announce hires of coordinators Joe Barry and Maurice Drayton

The two new coordinators are locked in after a busy last week in Green Bay.

Filed under:

What to expect from new Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry

Joe Barry wasn’t the fans’ first choice as Packers defensive coordinator. Turns out, he wasn’t Matt LaFleur’s either. So where did he come from? And what will he bring to Green Bay? Hear from him, his former players and more.

Packers hire Joe Barry as defensive coordinator

The Packers have chosen Joe Barry as their next defensive coordinator

Jim Leonhard turns down Packers’ DC job offer, will stay at Wisconsin

The former All-American and NFL safety will be staying with the Badgers.