The Green Bay Packers New Depth Chart is Pretty Interesting

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James Starks

James Starks

After the Green Bay Packers axed a bunch of guys to get down to the 53-man roster limit yesterday, they released a new depth chart.

We highly doubt anything is written in stone here, but there are definitely some interesting things. For example, James Starks is listed as the No. 1 running back ahead of Eddie Lacy.

Starks looked like a long shot to make the roster at this time last week and hardly got any playing time in the preseason after starting in week 1.

Here’s another surprise. Marshall Newhouse is listed as the first-team right tackle. He was battling Don Barclay for that spot throughout the preseason and it sure looked to us that Barclay had won the job.

On defense, there weren’t really any surprises, but it looks like we now know which way the Packers are going to go at two positions — cornerback and safety.

After being injured for most of the preseason, Tramon Williams got his starting cornerback spot back. At safety, it looks like M.D. Jennings will keep the starting job over Jerron McMillian.

Another interesting thing that this depth chart tells us is the Packers have Davon House ahead of Micah Hyde at cornerback.

Hyde was one of the stars of the preseason and the Packers gave him the starting nod over House in week 2 when both Williams and Casey Hayward were out.

And how about special teams? Randall Cobb is still listed as the No. 1 returner. That’s not too much of a surprise, considering no one else really stepped up and took that role in the preseason.

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20 Comments on "The Green Bay Packers New Depth Chart is Pretty Interesting"

    • tequila

      Yeah, it’s to motivate Lacy and partially to mess with other teams game plan. It will be interesting to see him carry, seeing as how we haven’t seen him with the ball in a year.

  1. PF4L

    I’m heading down south at 4am tomorrow morning, i’m going to Green Bay, and i’m going to walk up to Ted and punch him in the face. Then i’m driving back home, and calling it a great day :)

  2. Niko

    Oh God….Newhouse, House, and Starks?!
    On top of Hawk, lack of backup qb and Crosby, TT might have finally gone off his rocker.

    What have we done to deserve this?

    Ted, why have you forsaken us?!?!?!

  3. Phatgzus

    McCarthy doesn’t take the “official” depth chart too seriously-he doesn’t even fill it out himself, he has an assistant do it to the best of his knowledge. I would be surprised to see Newhouse starting over Barclay after Barclay took the vast majority of the reps with the first team. As for Starka and Lacy, Starks may be out there on the first snap, but lacy will likely get no less than half the carries unless James significantly outperforms him; same probably goes for the Doctor and Big Mac.

  4. Jonesjab

    I don’t think this is the official one because on top it says unofficial and its published on August 25. I think they just scratched the names of the players who got cut.

  5. Shawn Iltarion

    The only way Newhouse is starting is if Barclay pulled his hammy, which in Green Bay, apparently, can happen at any moment.

    Absolutely no one is surprised that Tramon Williams is starting.

    I am surprised the Packers cut Alex Green and went with just 3 tailbacks, but if that is what allowed them to keep Sam Barrington, then good move.

  6. PF4L

    “… Not again! The line MUST BE DRAWN HERE! THIS FAR! NO FARTHER!
    and I~~ WILL MAKE THEM PAY for what they have done!”

  7. #GetItRightRoger

    Another interesting thing that this depth chart tells us is the Packers have Davon House ahead of Micah Hyde at cornerback
    —————-
    Its about as interesting as Tramon starting.

  8. FITZCORE1252

    Look, I guess it’s time I confess… This is really an episode of Undercover Boss, and I am… The Owner of the GREEN BAY PACKERS. I can assure you that Barclay will be our starting RT come Sunday, or… Shit’s gonna get REAL at 1265 Lombardi Monday morning.

    I’m gonna take this sweet ass fake ‘stache and wig off now.

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