Would the Packers keep only two running backs on their initial 53-man roster for the second consecutive year? That sure looks like the case.
The blueprint at running back is simple: Give Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon all the carries and playing time on offense and use the third running back as a call-up from the practice squad to play special teams. That’s exactly what they did with Patrick Taylor last year and it could be how they approach the situation once again.
That’s probably disappointing for Taylor, but it’s smart team-building on the Packers’ part. It also means better runners like Tyler Goodson and Emanuel Wilson won’t make the roster either.