Packers’ Roster Set Up to Keep Seven Receivers
The Green Bay Packers now have what appear to be seven legitimate NFL receivers on their roster, providing fifth-round pick Trevor Davis is indeed a legitimate NFL receiver.
That’s what made the Davis pick so interesting.
With Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Ty Montgomery, Davante Adams, Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis already on the roster, you could clearly argue the Packers have no need for another receiver.
The team typically only keeps five receivers on their roster. In 2015, the Packers went against form and kept six.
It’s not unheard of. Two teams — Buffalo and Cleveland — carried seven receivers last season.
The Packers have never done so with Ted Thompson as general manager, but their roster is set up to go heavy at a position like receiver this year.
Unless they make another player addition, the Packers could have two more roster spots on offense to work with in 2016.
Those will be the second fullback and the third quarterback.
With John Kuhn reportedly done in Green Bay, that leaves the Packers with just one fullback — Aaron Ripkowski. With Scott Tolzien now in Indianapolis, they’ll only need to keep Brett Hundley behind Aaron Rodgers.
That doesn’t mean seven receivers is a lock by any means.
There will be a battle for slots five through six or seven. That could put Janis, Abbrederis, Adams or even Davis on the street.