It’s difficult to do these predictions. As Packers beat guys like Bill Huber, Aaron Nagler and Rob Demovsky point out, no one cares what any writer thinks the Packers should do. This is a prediction. The idea is to give the reader the best guess as to what’s going to happen tomorrow.
With that said, it’s difficult to remove my own evaluation from the process. It’s hard for me to “cut” a player in my head and put it onto paper when I don’t think that’s the best way for the Packers to move forward.
Rob did say it best, though. Nobody cares.
QB (2): Aaron Rodgers, DeShone Kizer
RB (4): Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery, Joel Bouganon, Aaron Ripkowski
WR(7): Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, Trevor Davis, J’Mon Moore, Equanemous St. Brown, MVS
TE (3): Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan
OL (9): David Bakhtiari, Lane Taylor, Corey Linsley, Justin McCray, Bryan Bulaga, Jason Spriggs, Kyle Murphy, Lucas Patrick, Adam Pankey
DL (5): Muhammad Wilkerson, Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels, Dean Lowry, Montravius Adams
ILB (4): Blake Martinez, Oren Burks, Antonio Morrison, Ahmad Thomas
OLB (5): Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Reggie Gilbert, Vince Biegel, Kyler Fackrell
CB (6): Kevin King, Tramon Williams, Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson, Davon House, Demetri Goodson
S (5): HaHa Clinton-Dix, Kentrell Brice, Josh Jones, Jermaine Whitehead, Raven Greene
ST (3): Mason Crosby, JK Scott, Hunter Bradley
Practice Squad: Tim Boyle (QB), Greer Martini (LB), Kendall Donnerson (EDGE), DeAngelo Yancey (WR), Jake Kumerow (WR), Herb Waters (CB), Marwin Evans (S), Dillon Day (OL), Alex Light (OL), Tyler Lancaster (DL)
Suspended: Aaron Jones
- Boyles semi-haywire performance on Thursday means he sneaks onto the practice squad and the Packers use that spot on special teams.
- The running back issue is odd of course because of Aaron Jones’ performance.
- Tonyan over Kendricks is a financial thing.
- Ahmad Thomas makes it over Martini because of the role he plays, not necessarily because he’s the better player. The Packers have their two “big” linebackers. Martinez and Morrison
- Full admission. I don’t know if the guys I picked for the practice squad are all practice squad eligible, or if they’ll make it through. Those are the guys that I would keep.
- I would not keep Fackrell over Donnerson. They will.
- I would not keep Whitehead over Evans or Greene. I think they will.