The Green Bay Packers will begin cutting players to trim the roster down to 53 players by Tuesday’s deadline. We attempted to predict the initial 53-man roster here.
Soon after final cuts, general manager Brian Gutekunst can start building his 16-player practice squad – another important part of creating a roster. A 53-player team quickly turns into a complete 69-player roster.
Predicting the practice squad has value because teams can go lighter at one spot on the 53-man roster if they believe they’ll have depth coming back on the practice squad. And with weekly promotions available, the practice squad truly is an extension of the active roster. This idea could be important for the Packers at positions such as edge rusher and safety.
Here’s our best attempt at predicting the players best suited for the Packers’ practice squad to start 2021: