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Roster moves coming Monday, Friday

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 26, 2012 – 4:00 pm

The Packers currently have 85 players on their roster. That number must be reduced to 75 by 3 p.m. CT on Monday.

On Sunday, Head Coach Mike McCarthy said the team would announce those roster moves on Monday. With practice slated for 11:15 a.m. and likely to go at least two hours, it’s a good bet the roster moves will be made prior to practice.

The roster must then be reduced from 75 to 53 players by 8 p.m. CT on Friday. The Packers play their final preseason game on Thursday night against Kansas City.

Normally, the final roster cuts aren’t due until the Saturday following the conclusion of the last preseason games, but the deadline was moved up a day this year because the NFL Kickoff Opener is being played next Wednesday, Sept. 5, rather than on the traditional Thursday.


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28 Responses to “Roster moves coming Monday, Friday”

  1. By Kenny on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder if So’oto’s ability to play TE, and apparently flash some ability at that position, will help his cause making the roster? I believed he was going to be cut, and perhaps in this first cut, before the rash of TE injuries forced him to take snaps at TE. Now, maybe he gets a chance to play both ways against the Chiefs, which may improve his chances of making the team.

  2. By Kitzrow on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    I certainly hope that the team can find a backup for Aaron
    at QB!!! Harrel may well liked but, he’s no NFL QB, in my opinion, and alot of loyal season ticket holders believe the same!!!

  3. By BooBoo on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    It looks fairly positive that Russel Wilson will be starting for the Seattle Seahawks. Doesn’t our old “bsckup” play for them now?

    Just a thought

  4. By AJ on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t cut So’oto! The guy will be a legend in time and we will regret cutting him if we do. Graham Harrell has looked iffy but I think he’s just settling in. He has barely played for us let’s not forget. Dezman Moses looks like an absolute stud for an undrafted player. Get him invoved, I say.

  5. By pat on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    russell wilson is awesome cause he played for the badgers! i do agree we need a better backup than harrell, if rodgers gets hurt we are in trouble.

  6. By animal lover on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    I’m concerned about backup QB as well! In watching quite a few back up QB’s playing quite well while we haven’t gotten anywhere once Aaron leaves the game.

    When is Quarless due back? If Lattimore and S’oto can fill the gap while Quarless and Crabtree heal then we should let a few 2-3 go.

  7. By Troy on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    I watched Harrell and he is terrible. Worse than when I watched Favre starting out. Harrell can’t even watch the time on the clock. He is scared in the pocket. Cannot hit players in stride. The Packers better get another back up quarterback right away. Harrell is not ready to be a backup, at least not this season. Looks like Seattle is going with Wilson so Flynn is a backup again. I guess he made a bad choice going to Seattle. I’d love to have him back in Green Bay.

  8. By Kenny on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    Quarless, by all indications, will start the season on PUP. That means at least week 6 before we see him, or if he hasn’t progressed to the point they want, he could be put on IR at that time. Finley, Williams, Taylor are locks to make the roster and most likely Crabtree as well. Lattimore is safe as an ILB it’s So’oto that is very much on the bubble for a roster spot.

  9. By airpacker12 on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    BELEAVE IT OR NOT THE KEY TO THE PACKERS BECOMMING A DYNISTY OR MAYBE WINNING 1 MORE SB COMES DOWN TO COACHING AND THE APPROACH THEY TAKE . MM USES THE TERM PLAYERS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE ! THAT SAME GOLDEN RULE MUST APPLY TO THE COACHING STAFF AS WELL ! WE UNDERSTAND THE REASON WE THREW SO MUCH LAST YEAR IS BECAUSE OUR RUN GAME WAS TERRIBLE…. YOU CANT TELL ME WITH PLAYERS LIKE BULGA ,SITTON ,WELLS ,LANG AND CLIFFY THAT THERES NO TALENT THERE ! SO WHY WAS IT SO BAD ? TT IS A GOOD DRAFT GUY BUT I THINK THAT HE NEEDS TO START HOLDING THESE POSITIONAL COACHES ACCOUNTABLE, ALONG WITH CAPERS THIS YEAR …..TT AS A GM YOU HAVE THAT ONCE IN A LIFTIME QB WITH A-ROD. DO NOT LET FRIENDSHIP RUIN THIS CHANCE AT GREATNESS ! IF WE RUN THE SAME O AND D AS LAST YEAR I CANT SEE HIM MAKING THRU THE YEAR UNINJURED OR LAST MORE THAN 4 OR5 YEARS ! TOOOO MUCH PRESSURE ON 1 MAN FOR TOOOOOOO LONGGGGG !YOU SUPPLIED THIS TEAM WITH PLENTY OF TALENT……NO MORE EXCUSES !

  10. By airpacker12 on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    PS I GET THE FACT WE WERE 15 -1 LAST YEAR ,EASE UP RIGHT ? MY QUESTION THEN WOULD BE WHAT WOULD IT HAVE BEEN WITHOUT ROGERS ?

  11. By airpacker12 on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    LETS HOPE THE COACHING STAFF GETS THINGS CLEANED UP ….BUT IF THEY DONT ITS A BUSS. TOO……………………..

  12. By robert57 on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully the Packers are on the lookout for a talented back-up (insurance policy) behind Rodgers. Harrell has had so little real experience. So having him as the back-up is a little scary. Of course, the main thing is to protect Aaron Rodgers at all costs ! When and if, Rodgers is forced to run or takes advantage of an open lane in free space, he has to play smart, take what the defense will give him and DON’T TRY TO DO TOO MUCH !!!!
    That’s how you can get hurt. Thank God and TT, for Cedric Benson. It is time that we had a serious running attack. Also, it is instrumental that he helps to groom the younger RB’s. This should finally provide that extra multi-dimension that a great offense should have.
    GO – PACK – GO !!!!

  13. By mike on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Airpacker12-

    Turn your caps lock off and learn how to spell.

    That whole thing you wrote is barely legible.

  14. By HoldmeJesus8 on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    People are getting way too freaked out about our backup QB. First of all, Harrell is playing behind an O line that’s about as effective as a revolving door. He’s had a lot of good passes dropped. But most importantly, if A Rod goes down for an extended period, our season is done; exclamation point! I wouldn’t give up much to get a backup QB, and I’d be stunned if TT gives up a player or draft pick for somebody who can’t save our season anyways.

  15. By Joe on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Packers fans, I’m very disappointed. Airpacker12, I don’t have the vocabulary to accurately express how stupid you must be. First of all the run game wasn’t bad at all last year. They each rushed for about 4 yards per carry. We just didn’t run because we didn’t have to, hence the 15-1 record. Also get off of Graham Harrel. He is literally running for his life on every play because our second string line is awful. The only concern I have is depth on the O-line in case of a serious injury to one of the starters.

  16. By Steverino on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Since the Packers are noted for developing quarterbacks, perhaps they can take a flyer on Vince Young – who was once destined to be a franchise player. With a little “solid” development, he could reimmerge as good backup for the Pack. THat would give the Pack more time to place Harrell on the practice squad and develop him further. I think Young would be a better backup than Herrell at this moment in time. Just a thought.

  17. By rossfelhofer on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    yeah the OLine has been very poor so far, but harrell looks scared in the pocket. that gilleylen has no chance to get a roster spot but they should stash him on the practice squad.

    and whoever said vic so’o’to will be a “legend” is a moron. he couldnt even crack the lineup last season when they had the 2nd worse defense in the NFL, and he surely wont with frank zombo healthy and the inclusion of moses and nick perry

  18. By deacon dave on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    I agree on the need to look for a solid backup for Aaron. Also need to look for o-lineman, and I agree to keep so’to. Has versatility playing backer and tight end. The way injuries are going, may need him at either position.

  19. By CHEESE Reality on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    @Steverino – You forget that when Vince Young came out of college he scored very poorly on the Wonderlic test. Basically he’s dumb as a post. Yes they had him retake the test and quadupled his score, which doesn’t happen, so you know the second score was a joke. The Wonderlic test shows strengths in cognitive ability, and with the West Coast offense being a thinking quarterback’s job, Vince Young would never be able to handle it. There is only 1 reason why he has been unsuccessful as an NFL quarterback for 3 different teams now.

  20. By Justin on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Harrell will have to do as a back up this year but I say go after Jimmy Clausen when he becomes available as a back up.

  21. By tripp on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Who will be the starting RB are they goona cut starks is alex green the man or what

  22. By Mark on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    What I can’t handle anymore is the freakin dropped passes. Lynn Dickey used to stand at the 5 yard line and throw bullets at Paul Coffman. Maybe that would help slippery fingers Finley.

  23. By johnkersting on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    We were 15-1 but choked in the real deal and several teams poor play helped us. Dropped passes, poor play by our QB and lack of focus were the original and continuing problem, not to mention a real running game not including the qb who shouldn’t have to because men are in position, run the right routes and the qb hits it accurately. He-who-must-not-be-named had great receivers, runners and when not scared for his life and focused- delivered damn good football for many, many years, not one. Lombardi ran a tight, mean and real campaign for the prize. I watched him win and how he did it. We need some damn good luck, coaching, serious decisions- I agree, this is no time for buddy favors. We are in deep doo-doo. Backup qb’s are irrelevant.

  24. By mdh on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    I am sorry, All these doubters talking about our running game. Cedrick Benson is a huge asset to this team. He was good with the bears, good with the bengals, and if he can stay out of trouble will have the best stats of his career in GB…If Benson is not the starter I would be shocked. He was blocking better than our line, and he ran like a mac truck. I was trying to figure out why all these teams didnt want him, and I just can’t see it? If anyone has the answer to why he was still available and why the bengals didnt fight to get him back please post it. This guy deserves a chance, and he will get it here in GB…Rodgers needs to let the backs do the running and save his legs for Thrusting those rockets into Jennings arms. By the way Rodgers you have been a little off in preseason which is fine, but dont let state farm go to your head, we need insurance from you as our team leader. We don’t want a discount double check we want an all-pro QB who has 80% accuracy, and 55 touchdowns this season. I know it isn’t asking much lol.

    Predictions:

    Rodgers 5589 yards passing, 189 yards rushing 42 touchdowns

    Benson 1357 yards rushing, 13 touchdowns

    Jordy Nelson 1526 yards Receiving, 9 touchdowns

    Jermichael Finley 799 yards receiving, 6 touchdowns

    Jennings! 1179 YARDS RECEIVING, 16 touchdowns

    Jones 721 yards receiving, 6 touchdowns

    Driver 689 yards receiving (Though if he wasn’t on this team he would easily have over 1k but they have too much talent) 8 touchdowns

    Charles Woodson 11 interceptions, 2 touchdowns, 3 sacks

    Perry 5 sacks 1 int

    hawk 3 sacks 1 int

    Matthews 14 sacks, 2 int, 3 forced fumbles

  25. By MARK1958 on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    KEEP SOTO

  26. By kim on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    What I want to know is why they passed on Wilson??? Please someone explain to me, please!!!

  27. By osi on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    vic so’oto made the roaster last year rosselhof but he kept injuring his back in practice. If he cna stay healthy he can be a dominant force on the field. Last year he was a beast during the last preseason game will see if he can do it again this week. Also, who cares whose at back up. we lose rodgers the season is over unless we somehow get Matt Flynn back which i doubt since the seahawks dropped a ton of cash on him. Btw i think will see matt flynn starting again in SEA when Russell bombs week 1.

  28. By airpacker12 on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    JOE I BELEAVE YOU DONT HAVE THE VOCABULARY TO ANS ME. BUT MINUS ARRON ROGERS RUSHING YARDS WE HAVE THE WORST RUSHING ATTACK IN NFL HISTORY .AND DOUBLE CHECK THOSE YDS PER CARRY FOR US WILL YOU..LOL…AND FURTHER MORE EVEN MM SAID; HE DOSENT THINK GH IS READY ! AND FOR YOU SPELL CHECKERS AND CAPS WHINNERS LIVE WITH IT, OR DONT READ IT ! I HAVE FOUND THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE LEAST ALWAYS ATTACK THE PERSON AND THEN GO ON AND GIVE MISS INFORMATION….THE HISTORY OF THE NFL PROVES BALANCED OFFENSES ARE THE HARDEST TO STOP WHICH BRINGS me BACK TO THE MAIN POINT OF MY POST,WITHOUT A-ROD WHERE DONE 1….. IM NOT GONNA SAY YOUR BY-POLAR BUT I DIDNT SAY A WORD ABOUT GH…..

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