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Green Bay is getting ready for the offseason

With the signing of five tryout players, the Green Bay Packers have reached the limit for their offseason roster with 90 players.  The NFL increased the allowed amount of offseason players on a roster from 80 to 90 this year.

The five tryout players signed were offensive tackle Shea Allard of Delaware, wide receivers Jarrett Boykin of Virginia Tech and Curenski Gilleylen of Nebraska, offensive guard Grant Cook of Arkansas and cornerback Otis Merrill of Illinois State.  It shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that four of the five players are on the offensive side of the ball since the Packers only drafted two (both seventh-round selections) during the 2012 NFL draft.

The Packers will have until their four preseason games are played to get down to their final 53-man roster, which I’m sure we’ll continue to keep you up to date on.

So, what does this exactly mean for Green Bay?

For starters, it means that we won’t be hearing about many, if any, new signings from here on out.  The few weeks after the draft but before training camps begin are usually riddled with signings, but that will slow down dramatically now.

Also, the roster that they currently have is the roster that we’ll likely see for the remainder of the offseason.  Of course, they could decide to cut a player to make room for someone else (possibly Ryan Grant), but that would be the only likely way that the roster changes from here on out.

From this point forward, Mike McCarthy, Ted Thompson and the rest of the Packers’ coaching and front office staff will be looking to trim that number from 90 to 53.  Last year the Packers were one of the first teams to have their 53-man roster finalized, and we could very well see the same thing happen again this year.

For the entire Green Bay Packers’ roster separated by position, take a look here.


  • Mojo

    Let’s see, an additional 10 players on the roster and less practice time than previous years. Don’t know if this is the best player evaluation recipe. The only good thing is all the other teams are in the same boat. Hopefully, those that are worth a longer look becomes transparent right away.

  • PackEyedOptimist

    P.E.O.’s Packers Roster 2012
    early predictions (with ages)

    Mason Crosby 27
    Tim Masthay 25
    Brett Goode 27

    Bryan Bulaga 23 / Andrew Datko 21
    Josh Sitton 26
    Jeff Saturday 36, Evan Diedrch-Smith 25
    T.J. Lang 24
    Marshall Newhouse 23, Derek Sherrod 23

    Aaron Rodgers 28, Graham Harrell 27, BJ Coleman 23
    James Starks 26, Alex Green 23, Brandon Saine 23
    John Kuhn 29

    Greg Jennings 28, Randall Cobb 21, Diondre Borel 23
    Jordy Nelson, 27 James Jones 28, Tori Gurley 24
    Jermichael Finley 25, Ryan Taylor 24, Tom Crabtree 26, DJ Williams

    Anthony Hargrove 28, Mike Neal 24, Jarius Wynn 25
    B.J Raji. 25, Ryan Pickett 32
    Jerel Worthy 22, Mike Daniels 22

    Clay Matthews 26, Frank Zombo 25
    A.J.Hawk 28, Terrell Manning 22, D.J. Smith 23
    Desmond Bishop 27
    Nick Perry 22 Erik Walden 26

    Charles Woodson 35 / Casey Hayward 22
    Tramon Williams 29, Davon House 22, Sam Shields 24, Jarrett Bush 28

    Morgan Burnett 23, Sean Richardson 22
    Charlie Peprah 29, Jerron McMillian 23

    PUP: 23 Andrew Quarless 23

    CUT: Donald Driver 37, Nick Hill 27, Jon Hoese 22, Marc Tyler 23,Shaky Smithson 24, Dale Moss 23,
    Genus Sampson 24, James Brooks 22, Don Barclay 23, C.J.Wilson 25, Lawrence Guy 22, Vic So’Oto 25, Robert Francois 27, Brad Jones 26, Jamari Lattimore 23, Anthony Levine 25

    • PackEyedOptimist

      I got bored–stupid cold.

      I think Tyler has a shot at Kuhn’s job.
      If any of the cut defensive players have a good preseason,they certainly can win a spot.

    • PackEyedOptimist

      DJ Williams is 23

  • Michelle

    Is there a such player, playing now, with the name of Paul Thatcher (not sure if i spelt correctly) or something??