There’s still a few months until training camp starts, but it’s never too early to formulate a 55-man roster prediction for the Green Bay Packers.
The start of the 2020 NFL season is still far away, but evaluating the Green Bay Packers‘ roster never stops. Green Bay said goodbye to a few familiar faces during the 2020 offseason, making room for several new names along the way.
In past seasons, NFL teams were permitted to have just 53 players on the active roster during the season. After the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement was agreed upon between players and owners this offseason, though, teams are now permitted 55 players on the active roster.
Adding two roster spots may not seem like a lot, but with the way NFL teams cycle through players, having more depth will prove to have been a much-needed caveat in the new CBA (at least from the players’ perspective). Having two extra spots allows players who may not have had the chance in the past to prove themselves.
The Packers have depth at a few key positions, which could make roster cutdowns more difficult. For instance, the outside linebacker position has some intriguing young options such as Tim Williams, Jonathan Garvin, Randy Ramsey and Greg Roberts. With Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Rashan Gary all locks to make the final roster, the battle for the fourth (and possibly fifth) roster spot could be stiff competition.
The Packers are known for keeping undrafted free agents, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a few unfamiliar names on the final roster. At the moment, Green Bay is permitted to have 90 players on their roster. By the time the season starts in September, though, that number will dwindle down to 55. Here’s a way too early prediction of what the Packers 55-man roster could look like in 2020.