Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North featured columnist jclombardi reviews Packers revised final roster & practice squad.
COMMENTARY: After 24 hours, we made only 2 changes to the final roster along with the announced practice squad. The Packers have a strong practice squad including returning CB Rolle who got through waivers in spite of secondary claims and 10 offers on other practice squad.
QUARTERBACKS (3)--Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn & Scott Tolzien
Analysis: Wise decision, but QB Flynn is the backup QB.
RUNNING BACK (4)--Eddie Lacy, James Starks, DuJuan Harris and John Kuhn
Analysis: RB Hill to practice squad.
TIGHT END (4)--Richard Rodgers, Andrew Quarless, Brandon Bostick & Ryan Taylor
Analysis: GM Thompson won’t give up on Quarless.
WIDE RECEIVER (5)--Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, Davante Adams & Jeff Janis
Analysis: Rookies will be asked to contribute early.
OFFENSIVE LINE (8)--Bryan Bulaga, David Bakhtiari, Corey Linsley, Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang, Derek Sherrod, JC Tretter & Lane Taylor
Analysis: Packers looking for another lineman.
DEFENSIVE LINE (5)--Mike Daniels, Datone Jones, Josh Boyd, Mike Pennel & Letroy Guion
Analysis: Khyri Thornton put on injured reserve. .
LINEBACKER (11)--Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Mike Neal, Nick Perry, Jayrone Elliott, A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones, Jamari Lattimore, Sam Barrington, Andy Mulumba & Carl Bradford.
Analysis: Packers wisely kept impressive Elliott & prospect Bradford.
DEFENSIVE BACKS (6)--Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, Casey Hayward, Davon House, Demetri Goodson & Jarrett Bush.
Analysis: Packers got very luck as Rolle cleared waivers to practice squad, while GM Thompson kept draft choice rookie CB Goodson.
SAFETIES (4)--Morgan Burnett, Micah Hyde, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix & Sean Richardson.
Analysis: Good decision. Banjo makes practice squad.
SPECIALISTS (3)--Mason Crosby (K), Tim Masthay (P) & Brett Goode (LS).
PRACTICE SQUAD: S Chris Banjo, WR Kevin Dorsey, C Garth Gerhart, WR Alex Gillett, RB Michael Hill, LB Adrian Hubbard, TE Justin Perillo, DE Luther Robinson, T Jeremy Vujnovich & WR Myles White.
INJURED RESERVE: WR Jared Abbrederis, T Aaron Adams, OL Don Barclay, LB Nate Palmer, DT B.J. Raji, TE Jake Stoneburner & DT Khyri Thornton.