5. Jake Kumerow
Jake Kumerow has been a preseason star the past two years, helping him make the 53-man roster in consecutive seasons. In what could be a tough competition for spots on the Packers’ roster for wide receivers, Kumerow will now miss the opportunity to impress in the four exhibition games.
Last preseason, Kumerow caught seven passes for 99 yards and a touchdown. The year before, in two preseason games, Kumerow caught six passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns.
Kumerow was quiet throughout the regular season in 2019 but with another strong performance over the summer, including preseason, the Packers may have decided to give him another shot on the 53-man roster.
That preseason opportunity is now gone for Kumerow, who will need to impress during the training camp practices to get a roster spot ahead of his competition.
Ahead of training camp, we can safely assume Davante Adams, Adam Lazard, and Devin Funchess are all roster locks. That leaves possibly three spots remaining on the roster, and Kumerow will be competing with Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Reggie Begelton.
Kumerow does have Aaron Rodgers’ trust which certainly won’t do his chances of making the roster any harm, but he won’t be helped by the lack of a preseason.