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Who’s in, who’s out: Packers projected 53-man roster, version 2.0

Training camp has come and gone for the Green Bay Packers, who will begin their preseason schedule tomorrow night in Cleveland against the Browns. Some players have shown up in a big way, others have floundered and others have suffered injuries that will hurt their chances of making the team.

On the eve of the the 2011 Packers season officially getting under way, here is one person’s take on who will make the 53-man roster when the team takes the field against the Saints on Sept. 8 in Lambeau Field.

QB (2): Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn

Why: Graham Harrell has performed well in training camp but there is no reason to keep three quarterbacks on the Packers roster.

RB (3): Ryan Grant, James Starks, Alex Green

Why: Dimitri Nance is ahead of Green on the unofficial depth chart right now, but Green should move to the No. 3 spot by the end of training camp. Green is expected to field kick returns, as well.

FB: John Kuhn, Quinn Johnson

Why: Quinn Johnson isn’t flashy but is an important aspect to the Packers’ offense as the only true “bruiser” in the backfield. The tight end situation could change things, however (see below).

WR: Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb

Why: Tori Gurley, Brett Swain and Chastin West certainly are good enough to make the roster, but with so much talent at both wide receiver AND tight end mean the Packers are most likely to keep just five wide receivers.

TE: Jermichael Finley, Andrew Quarless, D.J. Williams, Tom Crabtree, Ryan Taylor

Why:

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August 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A first look at the Packers first unofficial depth chart, with notes

The Green Bay Packers released their first unofficial depth chart of 2011 Tuesday, four days before their preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns.

With four preseason games and just under a month before Week 1, take this depth chart with a large grain of salt. Plenty will happen between now and Sept. 4, meaning plenty of names will be moved around.

Here is a look at the depth chart, via Packers.com:

OFFENSE

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, Graham Harrell

RB: Ryan Grant, James Starks, Dimitri Nance, Alex Green/Brandon Saine

FB: John Kuhn, Quinn Johnson, Jon Hoese

WR1: Greg Jennings, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Brett Swain/Diondre Borel, Kerry Taylor

WR2: Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, Chastin West, Tori Gurley/Antonio Robinson, Shaky Smithson

TE: Jermichael Finley, Andrew Quarless, Tom Crabtree, D.J. Williams/Ryan Taylor/Spencer Havner

LT: Chad Clifton, Marshall Newhouse, Theo Sherman

LG: Derek Sherrod, T.J. Lang, Adrian Battles

C: Scott Wells, Nick McDonald, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Sampson Genus

RG: Josh Sitton, Nick McDonald, Caleb Schlauderaff

RT: Bryan Bulaga, Chris Campbell, Ray Dominguez

DEFENSE

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