The first day of the Green Bay Packers’ training camp is still over a month away. That means that predicting the final 53-man roster and depth chart is, frankly, pretty stupid. But it’s the time of the year when we have little to do but speculate. So, just for fun, let’s take a stab at it now. Back-ups will be in parentheses. Non-starting role players will be italicized. Let me know what you think in the comments.
Aaron Rodgers (Brett Hundley)
Eddie Lacy (James Starks, John Crockett)
Jared Cook (Richard Rodgers, Kennard Backman)
David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, Corey Linsley, TJ Lang, Bryan Bulaga (JC Tretter, Jason Spriggs, Kyle Murphy, Lane Taylor, Don Barclay)
Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb (Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis, Trevor Davis)
Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Letroy Guion (Dean Lowry, Christian Ringo)
*Mike Pennel does not count against the roster for the first four games of the season due to suspension. I suspect that Ringo will be waived to make room for Pennel when he returns).
Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers (Nick Perry, Datone Jones, Jayrone Elliott, Kyler Fackrell, Lerentee McCray)
Sam Barrington, Jake Ryan (Blake Martinez – Dime ILB replacing Ryan, Joe Thomas)
Sam Shields, Damarious Randall (Quinten Rollins, Micah Hyde, Ladarius Gunter)
*Demetri Goodson is also suspended for the first four games of the season, but I suspect that the Packers do not cut anyone to bring him back to the active roster.
Morgan Burnett, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Chris Banjo, Kentrell Brice)
Mason Crosby, Tim Mathsay, Rick Lovato
Geronimo Allison, WR, Matt Rotheram, OL, Mitchell Henry, TE, Brandon Burks, RB, Joe Callahan, QB, Reggie Gilbert, LB, Brian Price, DT, Demetris Anderson, DT, Robertson Daniel, CB, Manoa Pikula, LB.
Taylor O\'Neill is a Packer fan born and raised in Oshkosh, WI. He currently lives in Florida and is pursuing his PhD. Taylor is a writer with PackersTalk.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @TaylorONeill87 for more Packer news.