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Green Bay Packers Have the Least Roster Turnover

Ted Thompson

The Green Bay Packers have had the least roster turnover in the NFL since 2011, according to a study done by NFL.com.

Should this come as a surprise? It shouldn’t. It was pointed out several times last season how the Packers only had one guy on the active roster who started his career with another team. That was fullback John Kuhn, who played for the Steelers before ending up in Green Bay. And that’s a good sign that the organization likes to stick with their own guys.

The Packers currently have 25 guys on their roster who were on the roster in 2011. That ties them with Washington for the most in the league.

Although Washington is kind of an anomaly in that position. Unlike the other teams with the least turnover — the Packers, 49ers (24), Seahawks (22) and Bengals (22) — the RGIIIs aren’t any good.

The other end of the list is where you’ll find the majority of the teams that fall into that category — Jacksonville (9), St. Louis (9), Tampa Bay (9). There’s also an anomaly there too, with the Colts coming in first with just seven players remaining from 2011.

That says a lot about what having Andrew Luck will do for you. Interestingly, the Bears are fifth on the list with just 10 players remaining from 2011.

Draft and develop, y’all!

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7 Comments

  1. the real russ letlow April 12, 2014

    25 is less than half of the regular season roster limit, and about 28 % of the off season roster number. Even though we lead, that’s really not a very big number.

  2. Nacho dan April 12, 2014

    Actually it is a big number because they lead the league. It’s the biggest number in the league.

  3. Howard April 12, 2014

    Pickett started his career with the Rams. So there are two. Still a very good track record for keeping your own.

    1. Cheese April 12, 2014

      Pickett is a free agent at the moment.

  4. Howard April 12, 2014

    Cheese: that is not what the article said.See below the exact statment

    “It was pointed out several times last season how the Packers only had one guy on the active roster who started his career with another team.”

    Pickett started his career with the Rams. Pickett was on the active roster last year.

  5. Cheese April 13, 2014

    Seems about par with how journalism is these days.

  6. Howard April 13, 2014

    We at least can all agree on GO PACK! (hopefully)