Packers 53-man roster 2020: Breaking down every position

Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Robert Tonyan
Green Bay Packers, Robert Tonyan (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Tight ends (4)

Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan, Jace Sternberger, Josiah Deguara

This was one of the easiest position groups to predict. John Lovett was a player who could’ve made the roster due to his versatility, but rookie Josiah Deguara will likely take on a number of roles in Matt LaFleur’s offense, including lining up at fullback. Jace Sternberger didn’t make much of an impact over the summer but the Packers will need him and Robert Tonyan to step up in the receiving game. Talented blocker Marcedes Lewis returns for another season with the Packers.

Offensive line (9)

David Bakhtiari, Corey Linsley, Lane Taylor, Billy Turner, Elgton Jenkins, Rick Wagner, Lucas Patrick, Yosh Nijman, Jon Runyan

Billy Turner’s injury likely means it’ll be Lane Taylor at right guard and Rick Wagner at right tackle to begin the season. Depth behind the starting tackles is the main concern, and the Packers surprisingly released Alex Light and kept Yosh Nijman. I do wonder whether they’ll bring back Jared Veldheer in the near future. Rookie Jon Runyan makes the 53 but Jake Hanson could have to settle for the practice squad, while Simon Stepaniak was added to the reserve/NFI list.

Defensive line (5)

Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Kingsley Keke, Tyler Lancaster, Montravius Adams

With free-agent addition Treyvon Hester not making the 53-man roster, this group is almost the exact same from a year ago. Continuity is a good thing, but the Packers need improvements from every defensive tackle not named Kenny Clark this season.