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Jamaal Williams and Lane Taylor severe cuts



With so much uncertainty surrounding the next season of the Green Bay Packers, there is one thing anyone can do for sure – the Roster Builder.

Any wheelchair quarterback or general manager of a beer refrigerator can try to outdo themselves by creating the best possible formation of 53 men, plus a 10-player training team, while respecting the NFL salary cap. .

The goal is to narrow down the Packers’ offseason list to what fans could reasonably see coming in September, or just to have a wild list with two backslashes and eight receivers. There is almost no impossible scenario.

Could the Packers really cut quarterback Aaron Rodgers and put the associated dead money under the salary cap? Do you prefer to see Lane Taylor start guarding Billy Turner?

All of this can happen using Roster Builder.

Discover the final line-up of Tom Dombeck

For this exercise, I tried as realistically as possible to create what I could see in the final line-up to start the regular reason.

I’ve made some dark cuts, but I’ll explain my decisions and explain why some fan favorites are not on the team.

With the training camp, if it were to stand in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, in months to come, it is unclear what the injuries or churning at the back of the list might look like.

For the 2019 season, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has kept 25 players both on offense and in defense, plus three special teams, so I decided to stick with that formula.

I was almost the same in number of positions as last week’s roster in Week 1, with two slight changes that I’ll explain later.

A full breakdown of my list of 53 players, my training team and my players is below the breakdown of my most interesting cups.

Curtain call

These are curtains for the Tim Boyle Laser Show.

In keeping with the recent tradition of only two-quarters on the list, it was easy to remove Boyle, who is not eligible for the training team.

Reduction in running back

This is the only change in terms of the number of positions from last year: go with a half less to win an additional offensive lineman instead.

Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon are locks to be on the list, while I gave Tyler Ervin the advantage over Jamaal Williams solely on the basis of his return value.

It was difficult to release the player affectionately known as Swaggy P, and it is a decision I think is the least likely to happen.

Dexter Williams, an end-of-season pick last season, is also let go, and I haven’t added him to the training team because I think another team would sign it before it happens .

Goodbye offensive line

The other group of positions that has had a significant turnover is the offensive line.

I decided to keep 10 liners in total, one more than last year, with two centers in addition to four guards and tackles each.

Billy Turner was close to cutting block as a way to cut wages, but I just didn’t see it in the second year of a large multi-year free agent contract.

Instead, Lane Taylor and his nearly $ 6 million salary were sent with the 53-man / training staples formerly Cole Madison and Lucas Patrick.

With three offensive linemen selected on day three of the draft, it looks like a youth movement is coming.

Here is my team

Strategist: Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love

Return: Aaron Jones, Tyler Ervin, AJ Dillon

Close end: Jace Sternberger, Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis, Josiah Degura

Wide receiver: Devin Funchess, Allen Lazard, Davante Adams, Equanimeous St. Brown, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow

Keep: Simon Stepaniak, Elgton Jenkins, Jon Runyan, Billy Turner

Center: Corey Linsley, Jake Hanson

Offensive tackle: David Bakhtiari, Rick Wagner, Yosh Nijman, Alex Light

Defensive line: Treyvon Hester, Dean Lowry, Kingsley Keke, Kenny Clark, Montravius ​​Adams, James Looney

Linebacker: Curtis Bolton, Oren Burks, Ty Summers, Rashan Gary, Kamal Martin, Za’Darius Smith, Christian Kirksey, Jonathan Garvin, Preston Smith

Cornerback: Kevin King, Jaire Alexander, Ka’Dar Hollman, Josh Jackson, Chandon Sullivan, Marc-Antoine Dequoy, Kabion Ento

Security: Raven Greene, Darnell Savage, Adrian Amos, Vernon Scott

Kicker: Mason Crosby

Long snapper: Hunter bradley

Punter: JK Scott


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Contact Tom Dombeck at 920-686-2965 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @Tom_Dombeck.


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