NFL Training Camps are open, so here is a quick look at the Green Bay Packers’ current roster before practice begins.
Just like with everything else this year, NFL Training Camps are going to be a bit unusual as well. Typically at this time, the Green Bay Packers would be holding practices on Ray Nitschke Field, but instead, they – and every other NFL team – are going through coronavirus testing.
This summer, there will not be preseason games, practice squads will be expanded during the regular season, and another new wrinkle that has been added is that most teams will enter training camp with just 80 players on the roster rather than the usual 90.
As part of the agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA, if teams carry 90 players on the roster, they will have to hold split practices until August 16th, where they then have to cut ten players. On the flip side, if they begin camp with 80 players, teams can hold one practice with all of their players in attendance.
From a safety standpoint and for the sake of some sort of continuity by having just one practice, starting with 80 players seems like the logical way to go. However, when it comes to the Green Bay Packers, even with Devin Funchess opting out of the 2020 season and Gerald Willis being cut on Sunday evening, they are above that 80 player mark at the moment.
At this point, my expectation is that we will see the Green Bay Packers make a few more cuts to get to that magic number of 80, and who knows, maybe others will opt-out as well.
Given these unusual circumstances, something that the Packers do have going for them is that personnel-wise, this is pretty much the same team and coaching staff from 2019 that went 13-3 and made it to the NFC Championship Game.
While they were criticized by fans and the national media for the lack of significant moves they made this past Spring, in an offseason that was held virtually, a Summer with no preseason games and practices that have been delayed, the continuity that they have coming into 2020 is something that could play into Green Bay’s favor, at least early on in the season.
However, before we get to regular season football, even though it doesn’t necessarily feel like it, training camps are open and must be completed first. So before the players hit the practice field, here is a quick look at your 2020 Packers roster to help you get prepared for camp.
Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love, Tim Boyle, Jalen Morton
Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, A.J. Dillon, Josiah Deguara, Tyler Ervin, Dexter Williams, and Patrick Taylor, Damarea Crockett
Jordan Jones, Elijah Wellman
Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown, Jake Kumerow, Reggie Begelton, Malik Taylor, Darrell Stewart, Darrius Shepherd
Jace Sternberger, Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis, James Looney, Evan Baylis
Jake Hanson, Corey Linsley
Elgton Jenkins, Billy Turner, Lucas Patrick, Cole Madison, Jon Runyan, Simon Stepaniak, Lane Taylor, Zack Johnson
David Bakhtiari, Rick Wagner, Yosh Nijman, Alex Light, Travis Bruffy, John Leglue, Cody Conway
Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Kingsley Keke, Tyler Lancaster, Treyvon Hester, Jamal Davis, Willington Previlon, Montravius Adams
Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, Rashan Gary, Tim Williams, Jonathan Garvin, Tipa Galeai, Delontae Scott, Randy Ramsey, Greg Roberts
Christian Kirksey, Ty Summers, Oren Burks, Curtis Bolton, Kamal Martin, Krys Barnes
Jaire Alexander, Kevin King, Chandon Sullivan, Josh Jackson, Ka’dar Hollman, Stanford Samuels, Kabion Ento, Will Sunderland, DeShaun Amos, Marc-Antoine Dequoy
Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, Raven Greene, Will Redmond, Vernon Scott, Henry Black, Frankie Griffin
Mason Crosby, J.K. Scott, Hunter Bradley