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2021 Roster Breakdown

Packers Free Agent CBs: Return of Kevin King will depend on the outside market

Green Bay has some moves to be made at cornerback this offseason and King is the most notable name on the list.

Packers 2020 Grades: At cornerback, it’s Jaire island and an ocean of uncertainty

The stars and scrubs approach rarely works in football, and it’s an especially bad idea at cornerback.

Packers 2021 Free Agents: Will Redmond’s time in Green Bay may be up

The Packers have two free agent safeties, and one of them is almost surely gone.

Packers 2020 Grades: Defense leans heavily on shallow depth at safety

Mike Pettine asked a lot of his safeties, and other than Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage, the safeties didn’t have much to give.

Packers 2021 Free Agents: James Burgess may be moving on to his tenth team

If the price is right, the journeyman may be back, however it’s more likely the Burgess journey will continue on.

2020 Additions: Packers used every avenue to overhaul the ILB position

Several new faces led to significantly better results.

Packers 2020 Grades: Young blood moves ILBs from utter failure to acceptable mediocrity 

But there’s still work to be done.

2021 Free Agents: Expect Randy Ramsey to return for edge depth

The only edge rusher without a contract for 2021 should still return thanks to his status as an exclusive-rights free agent.

2020 Additions: Garvin’s draft selection makes him a long-term OLB project

Green Bay didn’t invest much on the edge in 2020, using only their final draft pick to bolster the position.

Packers OLB Grades: Za’Darius Smith posts another 10+ sack season as Preston regresses

Trying to replicate an amazing first season together, the Smith Bros saw opposite degrees of success in 2020.

Packers 2021 Free Agents: Decision time approaches on four defensive linemen

The Packers’ toughest decision across this group probably comes with Tyler Lancaster. Is a low restricted free agent tender too much for a rotational run-stopper?

Packers 2020 Additions: Damon Harrison had little chance to make an impact up front

The Packers brought in a highly-sought-after veteran late in the season, but he saw little playing time with the team.

Packers 2020 Roster Grades: Defensive line takes a step backwards

The defensive line took a bit of a step back this season, creating a domino effect that hurt the pass rush and the run defense.

Packers 2020 OL Additions: Veteran starter buttresses reliable rookie

Signing Rick Wagner proved invaluable even if he struggled in the NFC Championship Game. And while the Packers didn’t get much from two of their three rookie linemen, the third offered important versatility.

2021 Free Agents: Corey Linsley will force hard decisions across offensive line

What will the Packers do about their most important internal free agent?

Roster Grades: Offensive line led the NFL in run and pass blocking win rates

Forced to shuffle around multiple times, the offensive line gave Aaron Rodgers plenty of time to throw, while opening rushing lanes at a high rate.

Packers Free Agent TEs: Green Bay has some decisions to make at tight end

Will a cap crunch and old age bring a career to a close? And how much will the Packers gamble with their best tight end?

Packers 2020 TE Additions: Injuries derail the H-backs & an old man solidifies things up front

Marcedes Lewis did his one thing really well, and the Josiah Deguara injury train met with mixed results.

2020 TE Grades: A top-heavy position provides excellent results

Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis together equal one George Kittle.

2021 Free Agents: No tough calls at wide receiver, at least not until 2022

Since the only major contributor among the Packers’ free agent WRs has just two accrued seasons, the decisions at this position are easy to make — unlike across much of the rest of the roster.

Packers’ 2020 Additions: Minimal investment in new wide receivers leads to minimal return

The Packers of course did not invest much in bringing in wide receivers from outside the organization in 2020. But they got even less production than they had hoped.

2020 WR Grades: Development & Davante drive improved wide receiver group

A big step forward from the leader of the group and the occasional big play from secondary targets helped the wide receiver unit put in a much better performance overall in 2020.

2020 RB additions: Late in the season, AJ Dillon provided a glimpse of the future

The Packers’ second-round pick is poised to rumble for more yards in year two after a slow-starting rookie campaign.

Roster Grades: Aaron Jones was at it again, leading Green Bay’s RBs

Entering a contract year, Aaron Jones solidified his spot among the NFL’s elite running backs.

Packers 2021 Free Agents: RFA decision looms on backup QB Tim Boyle

The human victory cigar may find himself on the move, or at least unprotected when free agency begins.

2020 QB Additions: Jordan Love’s arrival generates drama, but no results yet

As we begin looking at the major additions that changed the Packers’ roster in 2020, we start with the one that created the most headlines and clicks.

2021 Roster Grades: Aaron Rodgers’ resurgence keeps him in franchise’s plans at QB

After the team drafted a quarterback in the first round in April, Rodgers delivered arguably his finest season to ensure that he will be in Green Bay for at least a while longer.