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Predicting the Packers' final 53-man roster, version 2

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Predicting the Packers' final 53-man roster, version 2

-- Here we are again. A month later, and it's another 53-man roster prediction. 

The Green Bay Packers have to trim down their roster to 53 maximum players by Saturday at 4 p.m. EST, so there's still some wiggle room here to get in a second -- and final -- crack at a prediction.

A lot has changed since July 24 when I last did this. Training camp had yet to commence and the Packers hadn't even reported at that point. With four preseason games in the books, here's where the roster stands -- in my delusional mind.

 

OFFENSE (27)

Quarterbacks (3)

Aaron Rodgers, DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle

*Note: The Packers traded Brett Hundley earlier in the week, leaving Kizer to presumably take the reins as the backup behind Aaron Rodgers. Tim Boyle could've made a push, but after an uninspiring performance Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, that seems unlikely. According to reports at the time of Hundley's trade, the Packers' plan was to keep Boyle on their roster, simply due to the fact he likely wouldn't clear waivers. So we're rolling with that.

Running backs (3)

Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery, Devante Mays

*Note: Devante Mays hasn't played a single snap in the preseason, but the 2017 seventh-round pick still hasnt' had much of an opportunity to really showcase what he could do with extensive playing time. Expect him to be the first roster cut to make room for Aaron Jones when he returns for suspension after week two. 

Fullbacks (1)

Joe Kerridge

*Note: Aaron Ripkowski is coming off of a relatively disappointing campaign a year ago, and that could be Kerridge's calling card. He's always been consistent with what little playing time he's been given and hasn't struggled in pass protection. Don't be surprised if the Packers cut ties with a former Ted Thompson sixth-round pick.

Wide receivers (7)

Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, J'Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown, Trevor Davis

*Note: My wide receiver unit hasn't changed from July to now. Jake Kumerow almost had a say in that, but the Packers will likely either stash him on injured reserve (shoulder) or the practice squad, since he does have eligibility left. Trevor Davis didn't play in the preseason until the finale, in which he returned seven kicks for 160 yards, averaging almost 23 yards per return. He does give the Packers potential trade value as well.

Tight ends (3)

Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan

*Note: Robert Tonyan has excelled in the preseason and made a serious push for a roster spot. One of the dark horse contenders at the tight end position, along with Emanuel Byrd. The Packers an influx of talent here, so it'd be tough to see them go wrong either way. Tonyan is also a cheaper alternative compared to that of Lance Kendricks, who they signed last offseason.

Offensive line (10)

David Bakhtiari, Lane Taylor, Corey Linsley, Justin McCray, Bryan Bulaga, Jason Spriggs, Kyle Murphy, Lucas Patrick, Byron Bell, Adam Pankey

*Note: Somehow, someway, Bryan Bulaga is going to be able to play in the regular-season opener. He was expected to start the season on the PUP list, however, the Packers should have all five of their offensive line starters intact come week one. They have a plethora of versatility behind the aforementioned starters, with players such as Lucas Patrick and Adam Pankey, who can both play multiple positions along the line. Pankey has taken strides this offseason en route to becoming a multi-positional asset to line coach James Campen.

 

DEFENSE (23)

Defensive line (6)

Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Muhammad Wilkerson, Dean Lowry, Montravius Adams, Joey Mbu

*Note: Like I said last month, don't sleep on Joey Mbu. He actually had a relatively impressive night against the Chiefs. My only change here is James Looney -- one of the Packers' seventh-round picks in April -- opens the season on the practice squad.

Inside linebackers (3)

Blake Martinez, Oren Burks, Antonio Morrison

*Note: After Jake Ryan's ACL injury, the Packers still don't necessarily have as significant of a need at inside linebacker, especially with two safeties in Kentrell Brice and Josh Jones who can play the hybrid linebacker position. The hardest cut to make here was Ahmad Thomas, especially after the preseason he's had. After initially including him last month, Morrison offers experience and a lot more downhill of a playing style, which could help the Packers immensely in run support. Thomas, an ex-safety, doesn't aid the Packers in that area.

**Another note: However, don't be surprised if the Packers roll with four middle linebackers and end up including Thomas. It depends on how Burks recovers from his shoulder injury, which, according to him, could keep him out of the season opener.

Outside linebackers (4)

Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Reggie Gilbert, Vince Biegel

*Note: The Packers rested Reggie Gilbert in the preseason finale. A guy with two regular season games under his belt. 2018 could mean big things ahead for Gilbert, and this also means the Packers move on from Kyler Fackrell. He just hasn't shown enough to this point, and that's putting it lightly.

Cornerbacks (5)

Kevin King, Tramon Williams, Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson, Davon House

*Note: I originally had Lenzy Pipkins in place of Davon House, but the Packers traded him away for Morrison last weekend. House can play -- the best-case scenario for him would just be to not see playing time in the starting lineup like he did a season ago. It's evident that House is a role player that the Packers could bank on in rotational situations, and also a veteran leader in the locker room.

Safeties (5)

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Josh Jones, Kentrell Brice, Marwin Evans, Raven Greene

*Note: Yes, hello. Raven Greene was my undrafted free agent crush months ago, leading me to predict him making the roster for the second time. He's flashed in exhibition play and even tied for the team-lead in tackles against the Chiefs. Marwin Evans also has a good chance of sticking around -- better than that of his colleague, Jermaine Whitehead -- and led every defensive back on the team in special teams snaps last year, so expect that trend to continue. That, alone, is huge for his chances.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS (3)

Kicker(s) (1)

Mason Crosby

Punter(s) (1)

JK Scott

Long snapper(s) (1)

Zach Triner

*Note: Zach Triner has put together a much more consistent camp than that of Hunter Bradley, the Packers' seventh-round (No. 239) pick. That's all it boils down to, especially in field goal operations: making fewer mistakes.

 

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Zachary Jacobson is a staff writer/reporter for Cheesehead TV. He's the voice of The Leap on iTunes and can be heard on The Scoop KLGR 1490 AM every Saturday morning. He's also a contributor on the Pack-A-Day Podcast. He can be found on Twitter via @ZachAJacobson or contacted through email at [email protected].

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Lare's picture

Not much to argue with here. I do think that Kumerow and Burks will start out the season on IR, so that would open up a roster spot, probably for Thomas.

cpitt's picture

No chance joey mbu makes it and no chance biegel makes it over fackrell. Biegel did literally nothing in the preseason. Also much better chance Kumerow makes it then ESB. ESB easily makes it through waivers to the PS. He didnt do anything after the first game. Still super raw.

Turophile's picture

Mbu is very possible as a final 53 candidate, since he is a natural backup to Clark, and you know Pettine likes to rotate those big D linemen. He has played decently as well, though given the spot he is likely to play those guys don't show up much on the stat sheet.

I think Biegel does make the 53, not instead of Fackrell, but as well as him.

I agree ESB has a decent chance to make the PS, but if it came down to him or 3rd string QB Boyle, I'd rate Boyle as having less chance of being claimed of waivers.

Athletic guys who very possibly won't make the 53 (but hopefully get on the Packers PS), include Donnerson and Looney. That might be Kumerow's fate as well, despite how well he played - he was better than Moore, but you don't cut a 4th round pick unless you are sure he won't develop, and that isn't the case.

I don't see any way (as Lare suggested above) that Burks ends up on IR. The Packers will wan't him back the moment he is fit. Kumerow to IR is possible, I think.

Four TEs, over 3 TEs plus a FB, is very possible imo. If they went 4xTEs, They would be Graham, Lewis, Tonyan, with Kendricks as the most likely H back type.

If no FB is kept, the Packers have to have a third RB, Mays or Bouagnon, or a roster cut.

Bert's picture

I think Boyle would probably clear waivers so the PS isn't out of the question unless MM really sees something special in him. I just don't see any team clearing a space on their final for 53 for Boyle.

Coldworld's picture

I could see Seattle doing so, for example. There is a reason they traded for Hundley. But would have to be as a project. Saints took Hill, and he is merely a 4th QB/ gadget player on extra points etc and gunner. Potential at QB is valuable. Ask a Bears fan ...

Coldworld's picture

I think they will keep Thomas as a 4th ILB. He is the only cover for Burks and may play with him in clear passing situations.

There is no way they keep Beigel over Fackrell. Not sure Beigel makes the roster at all.

I think Goodson will be a sixth CB and special teamer.

Mbu did not stand out for me. Don’t see him making the 53.

After Pankey’s performances Murphy goes to IR.

I doubt they keep a FB on the 53 not named Rip. They may keep 4 TEs instead. I would based upon merit as I have seen it this year.

After last night, Kumerow is needed as the only sure handed and route running backup receiver. Even with MVS, that only makes 5 ready to play (plus Graham). Think the other two rookies make it on potential only at this point, if numbers allow.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

MVS is the only Rookie WR I want to see on the fiked this season, so I agree Kumerow is needed. Eventually one WR is gonna get dinged up and ESB is probably not ready and Moore will only be there because he's a 4th round pick.

Dash Riprock's picture

Agree. Sha'Mon Moore should be cut if you base it on what he's done so far in preseason. He'll make it on draft status alone. All he does is drop perfectly thrown passes from Boyle. Throwing to Sha'Mon can be detrimental to anyone trying to make the squad as a backup quarterback. He's a total drive killer. He's hurt himself and his backup qb. Shame on Moore!!

Bert's picture

I dunno about Kumerow. Reminds a bit of Abbrederis a few years ago. Good route runner, great hands, smart but just can't stay healthy enough to keep around. Availability is a BIG deal.

RCPackerFan's picture

Just a few of my thoughts on the 53.

I think they end up keeping Boyle but that could go either way. The way he started out he was looking great and worth a spot on the 53. By the end of the game, he didn't.

I do wonder if they just go with 2 RB's to start the season, or pick up a cut down RB from another team. Put Mays on the PS. They have Cobb that can fill in at RB if needed and Ripkowski if they kept him.

I also wonder if they get rid of the FB completely. Keep 4 or even 5 TE's. I don't think they would go to 5 TE's but 4 I can see. Byrd might be a darkhorse/surprise player to make the 53.
The one reason why I could see them possibly getting rid of the FB and keeping extra TE's is because I think they are going to run their offense more through the TE's. I think we see a lot more 2/3 TE sets this year.

OL I think they keep 9. I think Murphy possibly goes to IR or they cut him. Could Pankey be this years McCray?

DL I am not sure if they keep Mbu. But could see it.

OLB I think they add another OLB from another team.
I also wonder if they cross train Biegel to be an ILB.

I think Greene earned a roster spot last night.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

"By the end of the game, he didn't."

I was imagining they started calling in confusion plays in the 2nd half to make sure they could get him to the PS. Yes, I have an overactive imagination.

PatrickGB's picture

It’s probably different from what would actually happen but I like Thomas more than Morrison at MLB. But last night has shown the need for a run support MLB. Boyle fell back into old habits and is worth risking to wavers. M. Adams has shown little and I could see a surprise move in cutting him.

fthisJack's picture

i don't see Marwin Evans being on the 53. i think Herb Waters has earned a spot with solid performances in the preseason.
also, think keeping a FB is a wasted roster spot. keep 2 QB and get Boyle on the PS. use these 2 spots for defense.
don't think Mbu will make it over Looney. also i think Thomas absolutely deserves a spot on the 53.

Coldworld's picture

Interesting take on Waters. I wanted him to stand out, but I did not notice that he had. For me Goodson, whom I was done with, turned out to be the best of the rest of the CBs after Pipkins was traded.

Packfnack's picture

I like that you left Mays on the roster even without playing a down in preseason. That's exactly how I have my running backs on my roster.

Guam's picture

The Packers have not kept 27 offensive players in years. I believe the most they have kept in the McCarthy era is 25 and I don't see that changing. Two of the three from the 3rd QB, the 7th WR and the 10th OL will be cut to make room for 25 defensive players.

I believe Bell does not make the team and I think Boyle may have played his way onto the PS with his second half against KC.

I think the defense adds two more linebackers - Fackrell and Thomas. I'm not in love with either player, but 7 LBs is just too light for a 3-4 scheme.

Coldworld's picture

Good points. I will join you out on that limb and say there is no way they only keep 7 linebackers.

I do like Thomas as a back up to Burks and I see no way that Fackrell isn’t on this team even if we bring in one outside player. He is assignment sure and can play 3 downs without being a liability (if not perhaps a great threat to the passer).

That may not be a ringing endorsement, but behind Gilbert there is no other player who is currently capable of that. Donnerson would at best be a situational rusher, though he flashes potential. Unless we bring in multiple reinforcements trusted to play immediately (other than Mack not many will be) then Fackrell is a lock.

At RB, I don’t see Mays on the 53 unless they are certain he is fit because he may be needed to play in the opening games. RB is a position with high injury risk. I do think he looked better before his injury than any of the others. Should be PS candidate.

I would like to see more of Daniels on the PS too, if he is eligible. Was frustrated to see so little of him last night. He has an interesting build and some power. Almost a small fullback type with some short area burst.

I think we may bring an outside RB in while Jones is out. Probably one with game experience.

DraftHobbyist's picture

It's true that injury risk at RB is high, but it's also true that RB's can be found mid-season either on our PS, someone else's, or a small trade. I went 2 RB's in my 53 which is certainly light and I didn't really want to do, but at the end of the day I looked how much we've seen of Mays, his injuries, how much we use RB, etc. and decided to keep him off. It's not like we're pounding the rock game in and game out. RB is a tough call this year.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Mays has to be the proverbial perfect PS guy. Why use a roster spot on Mays? Cut him, put him on the PS, and hell, promote him to the 53 in time for game one if you like. I liked Daniels over Mays. Knile Davis aside, we can find RBs a few days after cut downs.

Agreeing I think that 2 RBs on Sept 1 makes sense. Add one later, even if it is a guy we cut on Sept 1.

Jonathan Spader's picture

Guam you call it the MM era but it was more or less the Ted Thompson era judging 2018 by what we've seen in the past is a fool's errand. We are now in the Era of Gute and that's a good thing. I can't wait to see how the roster shakes out and see what else Gute has up his sleeve for the 53. This has been the most exciting offseason as a Packer fan we've had in years IMO.

DraftHobbyist's picture

2018 53-man roster prediction:
Offense (24):
QB 3 Rodgers, Kizer, Boyle
RB 2 Williams, Montgomery
FB 1 Ripkowski
WR 6 Adams, Cobb, Allison, Moore, Valdes-Scantling, Davis
TE 4 Graham, Lewis, Kendricks, Byrd
OL 8 Bakhtiari, Taylor, Linsley, McCray, Bulaga, Spriggs, Murphy, Patrick

Defense (26):
DL 6 Daniels, Clark, Adams, Wilkerson, Lowry, Lancaster
OLB 5 Matthews, Perry, Gilbert, Biegel, Fackrell
ILB 4 Martinez, Burks, Morrison, Martini
CB 6 Williams, Alexander, Jackson, House, King, Goodson
S 5 HHCD, Jones, Brice, Evans, Whitehead

Special Teams (3):
PK 1 Crosby
PT 1 Scott
LS 1 Bradley

Suspended/IR/PUP/Reserve (1/1/0/1):
SUS 1 Jones
IR 1 Ryan
RES 1 Madison

Practice Squad (10/10): WR St Brown, G/T Pankey, C Day, DL Looney, DL Mbu, RB Mays, TE Tonyan, S Greene, ILB Thomas, OLB Donnerson

EDIT: Some of these PS guys may not be eligible. I didn't really double check eligibility, but I'm also not very concerned with the PS.

Coldworld's picture

Interesting roster projection. I thought Lancaster had some good plays last night. Good point on a dark horse. Ironically, he ends up being my 54th based on the following.

I think Greene beats out Evans (Whitehead is more versatile).

I don’t think Byrd beats out Tonyan.

I doubt they will keep 2 runstuffer LBs behind Martinez. Think Thomas will back up Burks with Martini on the PS.

I don’t think we will go into a game warm ups with 2 RBs. A year ago I might have treated Rip as the third. Today that makes me uncomfortable. Lewis/Tonyan could enable the FB position to be left empty. That might open the door for Byrd, but I think he goes to the PS and Kumerow gets the spot.

Murphy will, I think, head to IR to give him a chance to heal and come back if needed. Pankey has made that an easier option. Pankey will take his roster spot.

I also think Triner will probably be LS based on merit not draft status.

Still leaves me adding a 54th (the 3rd RB). There are a number of candidates to remove. My choice would be Davis, but that leaves no returner (or a pick up) simply as I think too many WR/TEs. So still need one from Boyle (I think he would be taken though), so ironically, I go with Lancaster to the PS. Net change +1 offense and -1 D.

DraftHobbyist's picture

My logic on these points were Evans and Whitehead for ST's. I originally only had Evans but added Whitehead later, and I think that helps ST's quite a bit. I liked what I saw out of Greene a lot, and I'd be really happy to have him on the Practice Squad, but I don't think he's going to add as much to ST's, and I also think he probably clears waivers anyways.

Byrd and Tonyan is difficult. I basically went with seniority. Byrd got on the 53 last year, so I think that helps him. Tonyan probably clears waivers IMO, so I think we can stash him there. This one was close.

On LB, how come you doubt they will keep two run-stuffing LB's behind Martinez? Ryan is our run-stuffer and he's already hurt. Martinez is more of our all-around guy with Burks as a coverage guy, so we should be set in coverage. I also think Martini showed some ability to cover last night. If you really need another coverage guy you can go with someone like Josh Jones. Also, if we get hit by the injury bug, Thomas can be promoted off the PS, unless you think he's going to get claimed, which I don't.

On RB, by the time 2 RB's go down, the game is likely close to over anyways. We're a passing team, so it really doesn't make me that nervous. And sure, Ripkowski isn't a very good runner, but he has some experience running and can at least handle the ball. Then we have Aaron Jones coming back after 2 weeks. I didn't want to have to go to two RB's, but every roster takes some risks and I think this is a reasonable one to take. We'll learn a lot about Gutekunst from his moves this year. Tough to project what he will do when we haven't seen what he has done for even one year yet.

If you send Murphy to IR then I think you have to treat him as staying on IR for the season. Sure, he could come back, but there's a lot of players I'd want to bring back over him if they got injured. It's still possible he goes to IR, but you can't just put anybody on IR they have to actually be legitimately injured enough to go on IR or they pretty much have to be on board with fudging the rules, and so I didn't get into the game of projecting who goes on IR and who doesn't. I think people have been a bit harsh on Murphy, though. He hasn't been great, but there have been a lot of players worse than him as well.

Coldworld's picture

I think Greene has been on STs a lot in practice and that factored in to my thinking. If I am wrong, fair point. I just think he offers more as a pure safety. I chose Evans because Whitehead has been used in so many sub packages.

As to LB. I see us moving to a dual LB approach with coverage being the dominant concern on the majority of downs against most teams ( not Bears and Vikings). As I see it, Martinez can do both, but Burks was drafted for a reason and us much better equipped physically to cover. Morrison is a thumper. The starting pair would be Martinez and Burks. On obvious running downs, Burks would likely go out. Correspondingly, Martinez may leave in clear passing downs.

If Martinez is hurt at all, Burks may take over and would on third downs particularly. In such a situation Morrison is not going to cover effectively. True, one could move Jones, but I think Thomas is a better 3 down comparable. If Burks gets injured then Thomas provides depth with Jones and is a better emergency third thumper type.

As to Murphy, I believe 2 players can be returned from IR during the season. Since I don’t think Murphy was fully back before his last injury, moving him to IR gives him time to recuperate and a versatile player available for activation after 6 weeks.

DraftHobbyist's picture

Do you really want to be putting Thomas in on a regular basis to cover? I don't.

Coldworld's picture

He is a former safety who hasn’t been bad in coverage at all for a LB. If Burks is out, I would play him regularly, with Jones at times.

Martini is basically a Morrison type with less experience. I like him as a tackler but he is not fast. If Morrison was a 3 down starter Martini would be a decent back up. As it is, Morrison is a situational player and back up to Martinez. Martini could be activated from the PS if injury changed that. Thomas gives Burks a direct backup.

DraftHobbyist's picture

I'd much rather use Jones, and I don't think we'd necessarily keep the same Defensive structure if we get hit by injuries, even assuming your guess of our Defense is correct, which it may not be.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Nice discussion. I'd put Boyle on waivers. Kerridge over Rip. Tonyan has made my team. Probably keep Kendricks as well. I am starting to waffle on Kendricks now that it comes down to cutting player X. Byrd has been quiet: did I just miss him? Pankey made the team I think fairly easily. Bell is a goner unless he can play OG, and probably even if he can. I am not sure what's up with Murphy. I certainly liked him as a player last year and loved him as a 6th round pick. Lancaster over Mbu, but really thinking about 5 DL. If Coach Pettine would share his thoughts on 3 man lines during the season, I'd have a clearer notion. I think Biegel (he can drop into coverage at least but really just draft pick status) and Fackrell make the team. Fackrell has done a few more good things than get reported and makes the team based on merit and STs. Greene over Evans. Thomas over Martini, though I think I can make the argument for either of them but not for both. Triner over Bradley. I guess coverage was an issue for Goode, but I ain't that concerned with coverage. Might take Goode over both of them for that matter.

packersgirl412's picture

QB.. Boyle wont clear waivers

RB.. why keep Mays?

WR.. ESB practice squad

Keep Ahmad Thomas and Fackrell

Dash Riprock's picture

Regarding Boyle. Apparently he's the only player that people are judging based on a few series where he was playing with the bottom of the barrel roster players. If you watched those first two series where he was playing with better talent he looked absolutely fantastic. It's funny how Sha'Mon Moore, who's done nothing all preseason except disappoint with one after the another dropped pass, gets a free pass and automatic roster spot but Boyle who has played great ball except for a few series in the 2nd half gets stoned to death by some here.

Trust me, the Packers love Tim Boyle and he's our future starter after Rodgers retires. Talent like Boyle does not grow on trees. We got extremely lucky.

Guam's picture

Not nearly as convinced about Boyle. He was not a standout QB in college and I think the KC game was a microcosm of his college career. He trusts his strong arm too much and throws it into places he shouldn't and struggles reading defenses (that late throw over the middle which was intercepted was a major mistake). The potential is there, but so are significant problems. I see him as a project and good PS candidate, but not more than that this year.

Dash Riprock's picture

Guam, you just describe Brett Favre.

Oppy's picture

Brett Favre was the 33rd overall pick in the draft.

Boyle went ignored by every team in the league.

It's safe to say that NFL scouts saw far more potential in Brett Favre.

Oppy's picture

It could be due to Favre's 52 TDs vs. 34 INTs .. Compared to Boyle's 12 TDs vs. 26 INTs.

zeke's picture

Knocking on an oak tree's worth of wood, but Rodgers' successor is not currently on the roster. If Boyle or Kizer are still around 5 or 6 years from now it will be because neither of them developed into starting-quality QBs.

Dash Riprock's picture

I am not projecting Rodgers to be on this team in 6 years. I am predicting he'll either retire in 3 to 4 years. Either that or Gute trades him to allow Boyle to play. It will be the same exact situation as Rodgers/Favre. Boyle will be too good in three years not to play. They'll play Boyle and deal Rodgers. It's business and the Packers need to keep the elite qb stream going. Many/most will disagree with me but I see Boyle as our next superstar qb in three to four years.

Fordham Ram's picture

His name is J'mon sir... Sha' zaaam!

Dash Riprock's picture

I will refer to J'mon as Sha'Mon Moore until he proves to me he can catch the damn ball. Shame on him. He dropped four passes by Boyle that would have changed how many people view Boyle. Two of them could have been long td scores in stride. Such a shame.

Oppy's picture

Decision making and accuracy, which are two things Boyle has problems with, are not affected by who is playing around you.

The QB makes decisions and physically throws the ball by himself. Unless the QB is under duress or being hit, those things cannot be put on his team mates.

By my count, over a third of Boyle's attempts vs. KC suffered from very poor placement and he also had a few very questionable decisions- very few of these were while he was under duress.

Boyle needs time to prove he's ready to be a back-up QB in the NFL.

Bert's picture

I will be very surprised if either Boyle or Kizer are the successors to AR. I think Gute will draft ARs successor in the next 2-3 years. Neither Boyle or Kizer strike me as guys who can become top flight NFL QBs. Sorry. I just don't see NFL stardom in either of these guys. Good backups and maybe just adequate starters but not franchise QBs.

Oppy's picture

Bert, I agree.

I fear Kizer, in particular, is a dangerous prospect. He's got me spooked. At this point, I am fearful he is the kind of QB who lulls you into believing he's a diamond in the rough, you invest time and resources into, then he breaks your heart in the worst way. Dear lord please prove me wrong.

egbertsouse's picture

As stated above, I see no reason to keep Mays.
Whitehead is awful and shoul be gone.
Fackrell is better than Biegel and I hate Fackrell.
The 3 rookie receivers plus Davis are interchangeable JAGs, why keep them all?
As much as it pains me to say it, Goodson is the best of the 3rd tier CBs.
Kendrick’s is a waste of a roster spot, keep Tonyan.
M. Adams and Wilkerson have been ho-hum in the preseason, I hope they ramp it up for the season.
Boyle played himself to the PS last night.
Neither of the FBs are worth keeping.
Spriggs wasn’t terrible, if he keeps improving he will become a JAG.
Morrison is as close as we have to a thumper at LB and should make the team.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

LOL in agreement with some of your sentences.

stockholder's picture

To many on offense. 2 QBs- 1 Boyle has not earned it. He’s better on the PS. Nobody is going to take him unless they want the playbook.( Not after the chiefs game. ). Rbs 3 -Monty ,Williams, and a RIP. 3 Te- Graham ,Lewis.Kendricks 7 WRs - Adams Cobb,Allison,MVS, StBrown, Moore, Davis and (Kumerow IR) 9OL Bahk,Taylor,Linsey,McCray, Bulaga, Spriggs,Patrick,Pankey, Bell. (Murphy IR) Day Ps. Defense- DL 6 Daniels,Clark,Wilkerson,Lowery,Adams, MBU. 3 ILB-Martinez,Morrison, Burks, 6, Olb- Mathews,Perry,Gilbert,Biegel, Frackwell, Donnerson 6 Dbs- King,Williams,Aleaxander,Jackson,House, Rollins. 5 S.- Dix, Jones, Brice, Evans, Whitehead. 3 ST- Crosby,Scott, Bradley

porupack's picture

Why Boyle? He proved he is PS material on Thurs. No team will clear a spot on their 53 for Boyle.

That slot can go for Martini.

I also can't see how Bell stays. Cut------------------
Clear a spot for a waiver wire pickup.

Cut Jmon Moore and get that guy from the Chiefs that torched Pettine's crew last night. He way better.

Oppy's picture

You have to be careful with Pringle.
Once you pop, you can't stop.

KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

Boyle should make it!

Looks better than Roger's did in first year. Amazing arm and good presence in pocket. Name one backup QB in past dozen years that has demonstrated an arm like Boyle for Pack?

Tonyan over Kendricks. Shouldn't even be a discussion. First 2 TE's are long in the tooth and/or won't be around long. If no FB I'd add Byrd.

Only 9 OL are kept. I'd start season with 2 RB's and stick May's on PS.

No doubt whatever happens today many on here will be disappointed. One of my dark horses is ESB and somehow I think his talent and upside is huge. Raw sure but come year two for the 21-year old and look out.

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"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall. "
"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."
"The Bears still suck!"