Green Bay Packers: Predicting the 53 Man Roster

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Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay didn’t get a whole lot of work in 2014. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Specialists (3)

Kicker – Mason Crosby
Punter – Tim Masthay?
Long Snapper – Brett Goode
Kick/Punt Returner – Ty Montgomery, Micah Hyde

If the Packers decide to keep Masthay going into the regular season, Green Bay’s specialists should remain the same group it has been since 2010.

The 28-year-old punter is coming off his worst season as a professional, and he’s continued this decline during the preseason. His hang time and distance have been terrible in the exhibition games, and it doesn’t seem like he’s kicking the ball right–at least not in the same way he did in previous seasons.

The Packers would have to bring someone in off the streets if they decide to move on from Masthay, but as of now, he’s the Packers’ punter. A solid performance in the preseason finale this Thursday would go long way in easing some concern about his game.

Montgomery appears to be the Packers top return man going into the season. However, Hyde was so good as a punt return last year, it would be hard to believe the Packers wouldn’t let him reprise this role.

Rajion Neal also flashed some ability as a returner and could get some looks on kick returns if Montgomery fails to provide a spark on special teams.

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