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Packers Calendar: Roster Cutdown Day

Roughly 24 hours after the finish of their final preseason game, the Green Bay Packers––like every team in the NFL––must trim their rosters down to at least 53 players by 8 p.m. Central time.

It will be a busy day for the Packers' front office and coaching staff, some of whom maybe haven't slept since the conclusion of last night's game. They'll have to make some difficult decisions at positions like wide receiver and linebacker where there's several players on the roster bubble.

And if, indeed, there is legitimate interest by the Miami Dolphins in wide receiver James Jones, any trade would likely be done today.

It's possible the Packers will cut down below 53 players for a couple reasons. For one, linebacker Erik Walden is suspended for the first regular season game, so it's possible the Packers will choose to live without a full complement of players for Week 1. Another reason would be to make room for a possible waiver-wire pick up.

Finally, the Packers have until today if they choose to designate linebacker Desmond Bishop as their one player to come off injured reserve this season. They may or may not choose to go in that direction, but if they do, it must be done by Friday.

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Mike's picture

What do they have to lose in designating Bishop as their guy to be eligible to come off IR? Who else would they use that on?

Evan's picture

Starks, perhaps.

Brian Carriveau's picture

Lots of different options. They could use it on Davon House, James Starks, even Andrew Datko.

But here's the real kicker, they can wait to use it as well. If a big-time player suffers a serious injury in Week 1 or 2, they may wait to use it.

Norman's picture

How exactly does this work? They have until today if they want to designate Bishop but they could wait until week 1 or 2 if it's someone else?

Evan's picture

Because Bishop was already on the IR, teams have the option to move a player to the new list by today.

davyjones's picture

Graham Harrell---13 for 15?? Lets try to trade him for Matt Flynn.

Evan's picture

I like Tyler Dunne's 53-man prediction pretty much 100%.

kevin's picture

theyre using that on mike daniels who will be out 4 weeks possibly more

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