The Packers cut their roster down to 53 players today:
- K Ramiz Ahmed
- TE Sal Cannella
- S De’Vante Cross
- CB Kabion Ento
- QB Danny Etling
- WR Travis Fulgham
- CB Rico Gafford
- RB Tyler Goodson
- LB LaDarius Hamilton
- DL Jack Heflin
- OL Caleb Jones
- LB Kobe Jones
- OL Michal Menet
- DL Chris Slayton
- LB Ty Summers
- RB Patrick Taylor
- CB Kiondre Thomas
- LB Ray Wilborn
- RB Dexter Williams
- WR Juwann Winfree
- TE Nate Becker
- DL Akial Byers
- WR Ishmael Hyman
- TE Alizé Mack
Placed on reserve/PUP:
- RB Kylin Hill
The Packers ended up keeping only a pair of running backs in Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, so the team must be feeling pretty confident that one of their waived RBs will pass through waivers and land on their practice squad. Patrick Taylor would seem to be the favorite for the RB3 role after collecting 25 touches in 2021. Meanwhile, the Packers kept seven wide receivers on their roster, so the release of Travis Fulgham was mostly due to a roster crunch.
The Packers no longer had a need for Ramiz Ahmed, as NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports (on Twitter) that the team activated kicker Mason Crosby off PUP after the veteran passed his physical. Crosby missed training camp and preseason while recovering from offseason knee surgery.
11 comments on “Packers Cut Down Roster To 53”
The Packers kept a lot of wide receivers – thus you know what THAT means – they have NO wide receivers.
Their receiver group is pretty much divided between veteran placeholders and kids with potential. No one thinks Lazard or Watkins is a 1 or even 2, but Watson’s upside also wasn’t tied to any realistic expectation that he’d be a star as a rookie. They hit reset at receiver, and the hope was clearly never for it to look like the Bucs for the first few games. And if they need to swing a trade, they probably have the most starter-caliber linemen of any team in football right now, which should have a lot of teams calling.
I still think Rodgers is a top 3 QB in the NFL. It’s time he proves it. The receivers Have to do their job and get the routes right, figure out how to beat guys off the line, but Rodgers has to learn his receivers too – takes 2 to tango. With a great line and 2 pro running backs, some weapons at TE, he has to show why he is still an elite QB. Plenty of talent to make this work…
I’d say back to back MVPs has said plenty about what Rodgers has proven. The team needs to prove that it’s committed to helping in the areas where he doesn’t play.
They made a ton of good moves on defense this last offseason. The last couple of seasons it has been hit or miss. That was a great sign for this year. Unfortunately, they did not address their most glaring need, and in fact got even worse at that spot. I don’t think that making it harder to put up numbers somehow should increase the burden on a player who is by himself the entire offensive unit.
Wrong. Stop listening to the uneducated and narrative driven media.
It was a mistake for the packers not to get a legitimate producer at WR this off-season. Landry, Cooper, Hill, Metcalf, Lockett, or Brown. There will be no spreading the loss of Adams amongst this group of WRs.
Your way off base with that assessment. The packers have developed WR’s for way longer than you’ve been alive. Go back to school son!
They aren’t going to pluck some rando and start putting down 1500 yards right away.
They can win right now. I don’t think the same can be said in 3 years.
Pay attention….GB develops WRs at an high rate. Set aside fantasy numbers, this WR group will be plenty good enough. WRs grow on trees….
Some trees are more valuable than others, as are WRs. I wonder what the definition of acceptable is in this situation, for a team that very clearly could have improved in that spot and yet chose not to.
Many WRs take a year or two to get up to speed. Maybe the drafted Packers WRs will be exceptions, maybe not.
But when you have a HOF QB nearing the end, it would have been wiser to try to get a sure thing WR.