Let's Talk Football: Aaron and Andy talk Packers initial 53

Aaron chats with Andy Herman about the Packers initial 53 man roster.

Earlier this afternoon, I was joined by Andy Herman over on our YouTube channel to break down the Packers initial 53 man roster. 

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Bure9620's picture

August 31, 2021 at 05:34 pm

Well, I got 52/53...I did not have Hanson..Braden cut instead..That is surprising

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greengold's picture

August 31, 2021 at 06:32 pm

43/53… but, I’m a risk taker by nature. This is a very solid team, and it will continue to evolve.

Personally, I felt we needed more significant changes to ILB, S, but I’m just a fan, and I support our players, our GM, our team. Clearly an emphasis applied to sticking with veteran players who’ve been in system.

I keep hearing John Madden’s voice saying, “We were right there,” after losing the AFCC game, yet again to the Steelers in 1976. “We’re good enough. We’re right there!” His Raiders won the Super Bowl in 1977. The Packers are right there as well, IMO.

BTW, great stuff, Aaron & Andy!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

September 01, 2021 at 11:20 am

Always enjoy your read GG! Like your honesty with only 43. You definitely are a risk taker but you also think out of the box and are big picture. I like that!

Along with a few others I always look forward to reading your comments.

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mbpacker's picture

August 31, 2021 at 06:40 pm

Great show A & A ! I am stunned they kept Hanson as well. Would love to know what went into that decision. Yeah, maybe he won't stick. GPG!

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greengold's picture

August 31, 2021 at 06:50 pm

Leaning more to the latter there, mb. If not, maybe they feel he’s progressing, and he is a pure C. He probably doesn’t stick tho, and eventually gets signed to PS.

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packer132's picture

August 31, 2021 at 07:14 pm

MB: I agree, as Hanson played little in preseason and had a bad game against the Bills. I thought he would go on the practice squad as I doubt another team would poach him. He could be gone by week #1 or during the season. Otherwise, great roster and can't wait to see the 16 that come back on the practice squad.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 31, 2021 at 07:41 pm

For the most part, which players made the 53 does not matter too much. Most of them were roster locks and the ones that weren't locks likely get offered a PS spot.

What does matter is whether everyone the Packers want back on the practice squad passes through waivers and agrees to sign with GB (last year one player - an OL - elected to sign on some other team's practice squad). Most players do not get claimed, and most sign back with their same team.

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Coldworld's picture

August 31, 2021 at 08:14 pm

This is Gute not TT. I expect continual tinkering, particularly on the D.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 31, 2021 at 08:27 pm

Packers might place Kelly and/or Lancaster on the IR, so they had to keep them on the 53 so they could be recalled. A thought I stole from LLC (poster on another site).

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Leatherhead's picture

August 31, 2021 at 09:01 pm

That would make sense. This is a long, 20 game war of attrition, and with the IR rules allowing us to reactivate people during the season, we’d be crazy not to try to use this.

Lancaster and Lowry don’t get a lot of love, but 300 lb veteran linemen don’t exactly grow on trees.

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stockholder's picture

August 31, 2021 at 09:19 pm

Only surprise is Hanson. I'm pleased.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 31, 2021 at 10:34 pm

Clark might the best lineman on the Packers.

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NoNonsense's picture

September 01, 2021 at 03:12 am

They can definitely improve on Yiadom. I like rookie Thomas Graham Jr. who was dropped by the Bears. He looked pretty good in the preseason, I'm surprised they cut him.

I also wouldn't mind adding some real quickness to the roster. Maybe a guy like Javian Hawkins or Trayveon Williams at RB either for STs, at returner or a back up gadget guy.

I think we're all pretty impressed with Kylin Hill but a guy that was on almost every Packers mock draft I did this year, is killing it in Washington. Jaret Patterson who went undrafted is probably a better player, he is simply dynamic with the ball in his hands. Gonna be hard to keep him off the field. Can't believe he went undrafted.

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Spock's picture

September 01, 2021 at 07:08 am

I've got to think having the 16 man practice squad makes it less likely that other teams "poach" players as most teams prefer to keep "the devil they know" over grabbing someone else's PS player.

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packer132's picture

September 01, 2021 at 12:25 pm

The practice squad is being formed today and Packers should be able to bring back players they want. Early returns are Benkert, Ento, St. Brown, Van Lanen. It looks like the team will go with those on the roster, as Packers did not claim anyone from another team today. They are trying out an UDFA wide receiver from Texas. Packers get a break playing the Saints without Brees and Thomas (WR) who is on the PUP list and in Florida away from the crowd noise in the Superdome.

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