Staff: First 2013 Roster Cuts Predictions All Green Bay Packers All the Time

Here are our predictions for the first round of Packers 2013 roster moves. Per NFL rules, the roster must be cut down from 90 players to 75 by the end of the day on Tuesday, August 27th. The final round of cuts for the 53-man roster will occur by Saturday, August 31st, so stay tuned for our final staff predictions throughout the week.

NOTE: Over the past few days, we’ve had seven cuts already; however, we also had a signing. The current cuts have been noted below in red. Due to our personal scheduling obstacles, some of us made our predictions before some of these recent roster moves. However, I’m sure you’ll get the gist of everything.

First 2013 Roster Cuts Predictions
Kris Adam Marques Thomas Cory Jason Chad Jersey Al
WR Wilson WR Wilson WR Wilson WR Wilson WR Wilson WR Wilson WR Wilson WR Wilson
 WR Hines  WR Hines  WR Hines WR Hines  WR Hines  WR Hines WR Hines WR Hines
 WR Gillett WR Gillett WR Gillett  T Hughes WR Gillett WR Gillett WR Gillett  WR Gillett
QB Harrell  QB Harrell QB Harrell  DB Smith  QB Harrell  QB Harrell QB Harrell
 FB Amosa
DL Pena OL Bulaga (IR) OL Bulaga (IR)  DL Pena DL Pena DL Pena RB Pease C/G Taylor
 RB Pease  DL Worthy (PUP) DL Worthy (PUP)  OL Lewis RB Pease RB Pease  DL Pena DL Pena
OL Bulaga (IR)  S Richardson (PUP) S Richardson (PUP)  FB Amosa WR Dorsey CB Nixon K Tavecchio  OL Bulaga (IR)
OL Tretter (PUP) OL Tretter (PUP)  OL Tretter (PUP)  RB Pease  WR White  DL Boyd OL Gerhart  DL Worthy PUP
 S Richardson (PUP)  FB Amosa  S Fulton  LB Savage TE Taylor  CB Means TE Stoneburner S. Richardson (PUP)
 C Gehart  DB Means FB Amosa  DL Miller TE Stoneburner FB Amosa LB Savage  DL Miller
DB Means  C Gerhart CM Means DB Fulton OL Hughes DL Miller CB Means  DB Means
LB Savage RB Pease  DL Miller  LB Reed  RB Starks  K Tavecchio S Powell OL Tretter (PUP)
 DL Miller  DL Miller LB Savage S Richardson (PUP)  LB Savage WR Dorsey WR White TE Williams
 OL Hughes K Tavecchio  OL Gerhart  OL Tretter (IR)  S Fulton  TE Williams OL Tretter (PUP)  RB Pease
RB Starks  LB Savage OL Hughes  DL Worthy (PUP)  K Tavecchio  CB Bush DL Worthy (PUP) C Gerhart
 LB Lattimore DL Pena DL Pena WR Gillett  S Richardson LB Lattimore S Richardson (PUP) QB Harrell
QB Graham Harrell
WR Justin Wilson
WR Omarius Hines
WR Alex Gillett
DL Gilbert Pena
RB Angelo Pease
K Giorgio Tavecchio

Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski


  • James David

    I do not see TE Williams and Taylor,DL Miller and Boyd, and RB Starks being cut to reach the 75 player limit.

  • Archie

    Agreed on that. You can add Bush to that list.

    Interesting that nobody cut Nate Palmer. Perhaps everybody is noticing his surge in the last two games. He is now my most exciting back-up Packer to watch. He has some Matthews in him.

  • Razer

    Jason isn’t afraid to take off the gloves :o)

    Seriously, I don’t know how you guys can make these calls. I guess that you need to go to the practices and watch/rewatch the games to make these assessments. I am more of a casual fan than I probably realize.

    At this point, I hope that the team is healthy and stronger than last year. I fear that we will have some persistent weak points. The O-line has me scared and that means the run game and pass protection can be problematic.

    • Speaking for myself, there are always a few surprises, so I always take a stab at guessing them. My “surprises” were Graham Harrell and DJ Williams. I was right on Harrell, we’ll see about Williams (probably less of a chance of being right on that one).

      • lambeauleaper

        Al,I think Williams is trade bait if possible,if that doesn’t happen he will be cut.I think we keep Mulligan this year for blocking

      • John Zoul

        After last weekends game, cutting Harrell was not a surprise-to anyone…

        • Chad Toporski

          The biggest part of the surprise was how soon the cut came. Most thought they would wait until at least the final preseason game before cutting him.

        • What Chad said.

    • wil marsh

      i’m not an expert by any means but i’ve gone back and isolated some of the players and several just won’t cut it; also do/did this w/Hawk and he’s the same ole Hawk…not throwing himself into the mix and running up to the play after it’s over. Honestly my hope is that TT will vary from his MO and pick up a reasonably decent OL from cuts–i really do hope for this. Also, i’m really hoping Perry will step up and i believe he will. Our guy Finley looks like he’s put the time in and so defenses will be confused on what they’ll need to stop. It appears D Jones is invisible thus far but maybe that’s the stealhty plan. AR is an absolute master of seeing the field and the emerging defensive alignment in split second timing–his quick check down choices are all-pro level and that’s what makes him a great QB

      • I too think that Hawk could be traded.So slowwwwwwwwwww.There has to be a linebacker out there that can hustle to the ball and be more mobile.Hawk is likeable but that does not make him a threat on Defense.

  • Slim11

    I’m surprised none think Datko is a cut. Is that because of the injuries to Tretter and Bulaga or because he’s still in the mix and eligible for another season on the PS?

    • Chad Toporski

      He’s been getting a significant number of snaps… Plus they’ll probably want some fodder for the last preseason game if nothing else. Don’t want our starting or even back-up tackles to be threatened unnecessarily by injury.

      • PatMc

        Datko will have the opportunity for good tape on the last pre-season game. Maybe a team might want to give a low pick to get him.

  • Some of my picks are akin to picking an upset win. I realize that Williams, Starks, and Miller are reaches. I selected guys that I think are prime to be let go and I also didn’t include any of those who will either hit IR or PUP. If I had, my list would have been different.

    But as Al says, there are always surprises so I’m playing a bit of odds here.

  • BRinMilwaukee

    I didn’t see many surprises here. Good, sturdy list. Of course, the real fun begins in Round Two.

  • Now that our supposed Rb starter is out for the season, who will step up? Starks available for the season??

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