Packers XLV

Here's My Final 53-man Roster

Posted September 3rd, 2010 @ 05:09pm

The final roster will be announced on Saturday afternoon. The biggest surprise may be that a Super Bowl contending team is keeping two undrafted rookies. Both Sam Shields and Frank Zombo have played their way onto the roster.

Hopefully Ted Thompson is working the phone hard to move a player or two. Word is Jason Spitz and Breno Giacomini are of interest to a number of teams. Dealing one for some help at LB or the secondary would make sense.

Here's how I think it will shake out:

QB (2): Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn

RB (2): Ryan Grant, Brandon Jackson (Lumpkin is a surpise roster casualty. FB John Kuhn got carries in the preseason finale to show he can handle the spot in an emergency. Team may find a veteran they like on waivers)

FB: (3): John Kuhn, Korey Hall, Quinn Johnson (TT goes with three again. He likes them all and doesn't want to cut ties with QJ, who shows potential and is a great lead blocker)

WR (5): Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Brett Swain

TE (4): Jermichael Finley, Donald Lee, Spencer Havner, Andrew Quarless (Wouldn't shock me if Lee is cut, but a Finley injury would really set this position back without Lee insurance)

OL (10): Chad Clifton, Daryn Colledge, Scott Wells, Josh Sitton, Mark Tauscher, Bryan Bulaga, T.J. Lang, Jason Spitz, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Marshall Newhouse (I think ultimately team will carry nine and that one will be traded)

DL (6): Cullen Jenkins, B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, Mike Neal, Jarius Wynn, C.J. Wilson (And thus ends the Justin Harrell era. Can't trust him to stay healthy, so Pack chooses to go very young behind the starters. They may find a veteran on waivers and move Wilson to the practice squad)

LB (8): Clay Matthews III, Nick Barnett, A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones, Brady Poppinga, Brandon Chillar, Desmonf Bishop, Frank Zombo

CB (5): Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams, Brandon Underwood, Pat Lee, Sam Shields (Pack tries to get by with five until Al Harris returns. They may add a sixth if they can swing a trade. At any rate, Jarrett Bush is done. Please.

S (5): Nick Collins, Morgan Burnett, Derrick Martin, Charlie Peprah, Will Blackmon

Specialists (3): Mason Crosby-K, Tim Masthay-P, Brett Goode-LS

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