Saturday, August 31, 2013
A look at the roster, position by position
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Following the Green Bay Packers' cuts on Saturday, here’s a position-by-position look at their roster.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t necessarily the roster they will take to San Francisco for the season opener Sept. 8. There are likely to be changes, perhaps as early as Sunday, when waiver claims go through the NFL’s transaction system.
Quarterbacks (2): Aaron Rodgers, B.J. Coleman
Running backs (4): Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, James Starks, John Kuhn
Receivers (5): Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin, Jeremy Ross
Tight ends (4): Jermichael Finley, Andrew Quarless, Ryan Taylor, Brandon Bostick
Offensive line (8): David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, Evan Dietrich-Smith, T.J. Lang, Don Barclay, Marshall Newhouse, Greg Van Roten, Lane Taylor
Defensive line (8): Ryan Pickett, B.J. Raji, C.J. Wilson, Datone Jones, Mike Daniels, Mike Neal, Johnny Jolly, Josh Boyd
Linebackers (9): Brad Jones, A.J. Hawk, Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Robert Francois, Jamari Lattimore, Sam Barrington, Andy Mulumba, Nate Palmer
Defensive backs (10): Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde, Davon House, Jarrett Bush, Morgan Burnett, M.D. Jennings, Jerron McMillian, Chris Banjo
Specialists (3): Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay, Brett Goode
Roster notes: Eight of the 11 draft picks made the final cuts. The only ones who did not were offensive lineman J.C. Tretter (fourth-round pick who is on the physically unable to perform list because of an ankle injury) and seventh-round receivers Kevin Dorsey (waived/injured) and Charles Johnson. … Fifteen players who were not on the active roster at any point last season made the final cut. In addition to the eight draft picks who made it (Datone Jones, Lacy, Bakhtiari, Franklin, Hyde, Boyd, Palmer and Barrington), the others who were not on the active roster last season were Banjo, Bostick, Coleman, Jolly, Mulumba, Quarless and Lane Taylor.