45-Man Gameday Roster Prediction Vs. Vikings

Right tackle Mark Tauscher is predicted to be inactive for tonight's Packers-Vikings game at Lambeau Field. Clay Matthews and Brandon Chillar are predicted to play.

Below is the Packers entire roster. Players in bold text are those I predict to be inactive on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings:

  • QB: Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn
  • RB: Brandon Jackson, Dimitri Nance
  • FB: Korey Hall, John Kuhn, Quinn Johnson
  • WR: Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, Jordy Nelson, Brett Swain
  • TE: Donald Lee, Tom Crabtree, Andrew Quarless
  • OL: Chad Clifton, Mark Tauscher, Daryn Colledge, Josh Sitton, Scott Wells, Bryan Bulaga, Jason Spitz, T.J. Lang, Nick McDonald, Marshall Newhouse
  • DL: Cullen Jenkins, B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, Mike Neal, C.J. Wilson, Jarius Wynn, Michael Montgomery
  • ILB: A.J. Hawk, Brandon Chillar, Desmond Bishop, Maurice Simpkins
  • OLB: Clay Matthews, Brad Jones, Brady Poppinga, Frank Zombo, Robert Francois
  • CB: Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Pat Lee, Brandon Underwood
  • S: Nick Collins, Charlie Peprah, Jarrett Bush, Anthony Smith
  • ST: Mason Crosby, Brett Goode, Tim Masthay


  • The toughest decision came down to a choice between Robert Francois and Maurice Simpkins. I went with Francois because he can back up either inside or outside linebacker.
  • The Packers will err on the side of caution with Mark Tauscher. More than likely Bryan Bulaga is going to start at right tackle, so there's no reason to keep Tauscher active in case of emergency. If Bulaga would happen to get hurt, Lang would jump in at right tackle.
  • Even though Ryan Pickett is listed as questionable, I think he'll play based upon his comments inwhich he says he's ready to play. If the coaches think otherwise, Michael Montgomery would probably take Pickett's spot on the 45-man active roster.
  • Mike Neal and Brady Poppinga have already been ruled "out" for the game.
  • None out of a group including Al Harris, Atari Bigby or James Starks has been taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list, so they won't play.
  • I think both Clay Matthews and Brandon Chillar, both of whom are listed as questionable, will play.
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davyjones's picture

October 24, 2010 at 10:18 am

Do we know yet who will be starting at safety next to Collins?

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Morli's picture

October 24, 2010 at 11:28 am

You can forget about the game without Pickett. I mean, and to pull a Nagler, seriously.

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jack in jersey city's picture

October 24, 2010 at 01:16 pm

jeez, we really need bigby and harris back next week!

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