5 key takeaways from Packers’ cuts and initial 2021 roster

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There are still questions at cornerback

At one stage this summer, the Packers had a lot of competition for the final spot at cornerback. Kabion Ento, Josh Jackson, and Ka’dar Hollman were among the top candidates. As it turned out, none of them made the initial 53-man roster.

Jackson was traded to the New York Giants for Isaac Yiadom. Hollman was traded to the Houston Texans for a seventh-round pick. Ento was cut on Tuesday but was signed to the practice squad on Wednesday.

The Packers are set with their top three on the outside. Jaire Alexander will start with either Kevin King or first-round pick Eric Stokes. Chandon Sullivan will be the starter in the slot.

Depth is the main concern. Shemar Jean-Charles could be the future starter in the slot but needs time to develop. Yiadom, who the Packers traded for, struggled in the final preseason game. Ento did a lot right over the summer and is back on the practice squad, but missed tackles were a big issue last week against the Bills.

A couple of injuries at cornerback and the Packers could be in a bit of trouble. The depth at the position will again be one of the biggest question marks this season.

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