Packers: Predicting which players make 53-man roster on defense

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Safety (5)

In: Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, Vernon Scott, Innis Gaines, Christian Uphoff

Out: Will Redmond, Henry Black

This is where things get a little dicey. Will Redmond is a player who has played special teams and served as the Packers’ third safety. Simply put, I don’t think he’s very good and the fact he’s missed time in camp hasn’t helped his cause. It may not be the most-likely scenario, but I won’t be shocked if the Packers move on from Redmond.

Behind him, the young trio of Vernon Scott, Innis Gaines, and Christian Uphoff have all shown flashes of being players that can contribute in some fashion. I think Scott has enough versatility and play-making ability to assume the third safety role in year two.

Both Gaines and Uphoff are players I think the Packers feel good about so far, and if they can contribute on special teams and continue to develop, they just might make the 53 and serve a role on the field next season.

To me, both of these players have better upside than Redmond and could bring some versatility to this defense. The Packers safety room is unproven, but not without young promising options. Henry Black is also someone worth bringing back onto the practice squad if he doesn’t make the 53.

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