The Green Bay Packers revealed their 53 man roster this past weekend, in preparation for the 2017 home opener at Lambeau Field. The Packers will take on the Seattle Seahawks on September 10th. Tickets for the game are still available. Are their any surprises in this new roster? Possibly. Let’s take a look at some key players that “made the cut” in 2017.
Ty Montgomery needed a back up, and that job goes to Aaron Ripkowski, a fullback that was already on the roster in 2016. Ripkowski will be backed up by Jamall Williams and Aaron Jones. As for wide receivers, it looks like Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis will be the number five and six picks for the year.
With the signing of Martellus Bennett, the back up position goes to Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers. Green Bay hopes to capitalize on the acquisition of Bennett, giving the Packers more options on plays and schemes. As for the offensive line, Justin McCray and Lucas Patrick were named as back ups for the year.
Did the rookie Kevin King have a good camp? It looks like the young draft pick from Washington State will be getting some playing time, but hopefully learning quickly on the job. Josh Hawkins and Lenzy Pipkins also made the roster this season. Quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Joe Callahan will be looking for a roster spot on other teams this year.