Green Bay Packers 53-Man Roster Projection: Preseason Week 3 Update

The Green Bay Packers third preseason game was not a charm. In fact, it turned out to be a curse as the Packers lost two starting players due to injury.

Injuries are the worst nightmare for NFL teams in the preseason and for Green Bay that bad dream became a reality Friday night as the Packers lost starting nose tackle B.J. Raji for the season with a torn bicep. To make matters worse, Green Bay also lost new starting center J.C. Tretter to a knee fracture that will cause him to miss at least a month of the season.

That leaves the Packers without two critical players. Certainly, they could do worse then Josh Boyd, who will take over for Raji at nose tackle and Corey Linsley, the rookie from Ohio State, who will assume the center spot in Tretter’s absence. But still it’s a blow.

Yet, one thing the loss of Raji does is open up a spot on the 53-man roster. And since the show must go on here is the Packers Guru’s latest 53-man roster projection:

Qbs (3) – Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien.

RBs (4) – Eddie Lacy, James Starks, John Kuhn, DuJuan Harris.

TEs (4) – Richard Rodgers, Andrew Quarless, Ryan Taylor, Brandon Bostick.

WR (5) – Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, Davante Adams, Jeff Janis.

OL (8) – Bryan Bulaga, David Bahktiari, J.C. Tretter, T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton, Lane Taylor, Corey Linsley, Derrick Sherrod.

DL (5) – Mike Daniels, Datone Jones, Josh Boyd, Mike Pennel, Khyri Thornton.

ILB (4) – Brad Jones, A.J. Hawk, Jamari Lattimore, Sam Barrington.

OLB (7) – Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Nick Perry, Mike Neal, Nate Palmer, Andy Mulumba, Jayrone Elliot.

CBs (5) – Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Davon House, Casey Heyward, Jarrett Bush.

S (5) – Morgan Burnett, Micah Hyde, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Sean Richardson, Chris Banjo.

Specialists (3) – Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay, Bret Goode.

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10 Comments
Anonymous

It’s not Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. It’s Ha Sean Clinton-Dix. Just because his grandmother or someone gave him the name Ha Ha doesn’t mean we have to use it.

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jimmysee

So give him the respect of using the name he chooses to go by. Many of us have made similar choices.

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millikensteeler

Damn well better keep Jeff Janis.lol He is an absolute steal in the 7th round and a 4.4 is fast no matter what size the college is. I cant believe some of the guys the Packers snatched on offense this draft. wow!

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chris peterson

Yea he has really stood out. I think he will play some meaningful snaps this season. Adams is also a very good player. They are loaded at wide receiver

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packerbacker

Probably pretty close to what it will end up being. I am not sure Thorton deserves to make the roster, but I suppose he gets the free pass being a 3rd round draft choice.

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chris peterson

Yea I don’t know if he does either. I don’t see them cutting him though. He still has a chance. It sometimes takes d lineman a while to figure things out. Boyd started slow last year in camp and was playing regularly by the end of the season. So it can happen but Thortons play is a bit worrying.

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