Packers 53-man roster 2020: Breaking down every position

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Analysis of each position on the Packers’ 53-man roster.

Eight days away from the Green Bay Packers‘ opening contest of the regular season, they have announced their initial 53-man roster in full.

As always, there are some surprises with players making the roster and others who didn’t. We’ll take a position-by-position look at the roster and review the Packers’ decisions this weekend.

Practice squads will be larger this season, which is a benefit for each team and will allow the Packers to bring back more players who clear waivers. But that’s no guarantee. Some talented players who didn’t make the 53-man roster could be picked up by other teams. That’s the risk the Packers have to take.

Some of the biggest surprises this year? At wide receiver, Malik Taylor made the initial 53-man roster ahead of fan-favorite Jake Kumerow. Rookie Jake Hanson missed out on the roster, as did edge rusher Tim Williams and cornerback Stanford Samuels. Interestingly, cornerback Kabion Ento did make the roster.

Many of the other moves didn’t come as much of a surprise, such as the Packers sticking with three quarterbacks, or keeping safety Vernon Scott after an impressive training camp.

With the Packers reducing their roster to 53 players, let’s look at each position group.