The Packers currently have 83 players on their roster and have to be down t0 80 by later today. Brandon Benson of Acme Packing Company predicts the three to be cut will be linebacker K.C. Asiodu, safety Anthony Levine and defensive lineman Eli Joseph. “He may be the most unimpressive defensive lineman in camp, and with DE C.J. Wilson returning from a concussion, they may not need so many defensive lineman on Thursday night,” writes Benson of Joseph.
A case is made to keep fullback Quinn Johnson on the 53-man roster by Michael Rodney of Packer Update. “Johnson may have the grace of an elephant and the hands of a bricklayer, but the guy can open holes,” writes Rodney. “He’s naturally thick and powerfully built, he has explosive power to roll his hips and generate movement as a lead blocker and he plays physically and will finish blocks and try to bury defenders into the ground. That’s exactly the type of fullback the Packers need when they’re nursing a lead with 12 minutes left in the game. It’s also exactly the type of fullback John Kuhn has never been and will never be.”
The challenge of constructing a 53-man roster is detailed at Lombardi Ave. “No doubt, McCarthy and GM Ted Thompson will utilize as much of the game to make final decisions on the likes of Pat Lee, Brandon Underwood, Nick McDonald, Tori Gurley and so many, many others who have been fighting for a roster spot with the world champs,” reads the blog post in reference to the final preseason game.
A 53-man roster prediction appears at Green Bay Packer Talk.
A training camp report is up at Total Packers.
Aaron Rodgers‘ foot strain is noted at Acme Packing Company.
Eat More Cheese has Packers video up.
A picture of Max McGee and Zeke Bratkowski is at Packerville, U.S.A.