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Predicting the Packers 53-man roster

Jeff Falconio

Tight end Jermichael Finley. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Predicting the Packers 53-man roster

CREATED Aug. 28, 2013

Quarterback (2) - Aaron Rodgers, Vince Young

Running Back (4) - Eddie Lacy, Alex Green, Johnathan Franklin, James Starks

Fullback (1) - John Kuhn

Wide Receiver (5) -Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, Jeremy Ross

Tight End (4) -Jermichael Finley, Brandon Bostick, Ryan Taylor, Andrew Quarless

Offensive Line (8) -David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, Evan Dietrich-Smith, T.J. Lang, Don Barclay, Marshall Newhouse, Greg Van Roten, Lane Taylor

Defensive Line (7) -B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, Datone Jones, C.J. Wilson, Mike Neal, Mike Daniels, Johnny Jolly

Linebacker (9) -Clay Matthews, A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones, Nick Perry, Dezman Moses, Jamari Lattimore, Robert Francois, Terrell Manning, Andy Mulumba

Cornerback (6) -Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, Davon House, Casey Hayward, Jarrett Bush, Micah Hyde

Safety (4) - Morgan Burnett, M.D. Jennings, Jerron McMillian, Chris Banjo

Specialists (3) - Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay, Brett Goode

The toughest decisions are at wide receiver, tight end and linebacker. 

There's certainly a strong case for Ty Walker (a case I've been making for awhile) but Jeremy Ross appears too valuable due to his special teams contributions. 

At tight end and linebacker everyone is bunched together.

Andrew Quarless would be replaced by Matthew Mulligan, but Mulligan is hurt so perhaps he will start the year on the PUP list. 

At linebacker I put Andy Mulumba ahead of Sam Barrington but by a hair. 

In fact, that was my last decision. 

Either way Friday and Saturday will be long days for Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy.

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