The Green Bay Packers have completed 15 public practices and two preseason games, and now only one public practice and two preseason games separate Matt LaFleur’s team from the start of the 2019 regular season.
Here’s a breakdown of the 90-man roster as the Packers prepare for the final two exhibition contests:
Lock: Aaron Rodgers
On the bubble: DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle
Long shot: Manny Wilkins
The final two preseason games will help determine not only who is Rodgers’ backup, but also how many quarterbacks the Packers keep on the 53-man roster.
Lock: Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams
On the bubble: Dexter Williams, Tra Carson, Keith Ford
Long shot: Darrin Hall
Who wants to be the No. 3 running back? Dexter Williams has been frustratingly inconsistent, while Carson is solid but mostly underwhelming as a runner. It’s possible Ford could contend for a roster spot over the final two weeks.
Lock: Danny Vitale
On the bubble: Malcolm Johnson, Tommy Bohanon
Vitale has missed a week of work with a calf injury, but he’s a lock if he’s healthy. If the Packers want two fullbacks, both Johnson and Bohanon are roster-worthy.
Lock: Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow
On the bubble: Equanimeous St. Brown, J’Mon Moore, Trevor Davis, Darrius Shepherd, Allen Lazard, Teo Redding
Long shot: Malik Taylor
Good luck sorting through this mess. This time of year, the receiver position is always overhyped – and individual players overvalued. Still, GM Brian Gutekunst will have to sort through at least six similarly-skilled receivers and find at least two of them to keep on the 53.
Lock: Jimmy Graham, Robert Tonyan, Jace Sternberger (injured)
On the bubble: Marcedes Lewis
Long shot: Evan Baylis, Pharoah McKever
Lewis looks like he’s in the Packers’ plans, but he’s 35 and it wouldn’t kill the team financially to cut him. Sternberger’s injury – and inexperience – will likely ensure four tight ends make it.
Lock: David Bakhtiari, Bryan Bulaga, Alex Light
On the bubble: Alex Pankey, Gerhard de Beer, Yosh Nijman
Light appears locked in as a top backup, and Billy Turner can play right tackle, so it’s possible the Packers only keep three. Hopefully the Packers can get Nijman on the practice squad.
Lock: Billy Turner, Elgton Jenkins, Corey Linsley
On the bubble: Lane Taylor, Lucas Patrick, Justin McCray, Cole Madison
Long shot: Anthony Coyle
Taylor is fighting to keep his starting job and could be in danger of being cut if he loses it over the final two weeks. It’s possible Gutekunst will only pick one player out of Patrick, McCray and Madison to keep on the 53.
Lock: Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Montravius Adams
On the bubble: Tyler Lancaster, Kingsley Keke, Fadol Brown, James Looney, Deon Simon
Long shot: Olive Sagapolu
Lancaster and Keke are certainly trending toward “lock” status. Could a late charge from Brown or Looney or Simon force the Packers to keep six?
Lock: Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, Rashan Gary, Kyler Fackrell
On the bubble: Reggie Gilbert, Randy Ramsey
Long shot: Markus Jones, Greg Roberts
The only question here seems to be if the Packers will keep four or five. Gilbert has the experience and reliability, but Ramsey has the athleticism and intrigue of potential.
Lock: Blake Martinez, Oren Burks (injured)
On the bubble: Curtis Bolton, Ty Summers, James Crawford
Long shot: Brady Sheldon
Bolton has all but locked up a roster spot after two games. Gutekunst may have to pick between Summers, the draft pick, and Crawford, the special teams ace.
Lock: Jaire Alexander, Tramon Williams, Kevin King (injured), Josh Jackson, Tony Brown
On the bubble: Ka’dar Hollman, Chandon Sullivan, Kabion Ento
Long shot: Nydair Rouse
Hollman’s injury could complicate his status, but he’s looked like a lock throughout camp. Sullivan is lurking, and Ento looks like a perfect practice squad player.
Lock: Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, Raven Greene
On the bubble: Josh Jones, Natrell Jamerson, Will Redmond, Ibraheim Campbell (PUP)
Long shot: Tray Matthews, Mike Tyson
Jones is a mystery wrapped up in an enigma. Will Jamerson or Redmond finally step up? And can Campbell get healthy in time for Week 1?
Lock: JK Scott, Hunter Bradley
On the bubble: Mason Crosby, Sam Ficken
Crosby is approaching lock status.
On the bubble: 40
Long shot: 13