The Packers boasted one of the league's top run defenses in the beginning of the 2016 NFL season, when they held their first four opponents to 50 or fewer yards gained on the ground. And now, as they prepare to face the Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott, the unit will need to once again return to dominant form if Green Bay is to have any hope of defeating the Cowboys to move onto the NFC Championship Game.
With the arrest and jailing of TE Andrew Quarless over the weekend in Miami there is a real chance that the Green Bay Packers could be minus three preferred starters for the opening of the 2015 campaign against the Bears.
The more intriguing aspect of Packers Training Camp 2015 might be the five possible roster spot battles described below. Each potential battle features at least one veteran player who could be facing the ax at the final roster cut-down.
The Packers' defense needs a change next year, and won't have cap room or high draft picks to waste on the front seven. But a schematic change to Wade Phillips brand of 3-4 might be just enough to bring about the positional (and attitude) change this team needs.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."