Packers: Three potential surprise cuts at training camp

Green Bay Packers, Josiah Deguara (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Josiah Deguara (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Amari Rodgers
Green Bay Packers, Amari Rodgers (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

WR Amari Rodgers

Should the Packers cut Amari Rodgers after just one season? Absolutely not. Would they? Maybe.

Again, this is an unlikely scenario, but that’s why it would be a surprise cut.

Like Deguara, Rodgers was selected in the third round. As a result, he entered the NFL with high expectations. Rodgers was excellent after the catch at Clemson and seemed to be a natural fit as a slot receiver in the Packers’ offense.

However, Rodgers struggled to make an impact on offense and disappointed on special teams last year.

The Packers’ wide receiver room is a crowded one.

Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, and Randall Cobb aren’t going anywhere. They are roster locks. Rookies Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs will make the roster.

We’re already at five.

Say the Packers only keep six wide receivers. Rodgers could make the roster. But there’s also Samori Toure, a standout performer at minicamp. What about Malik Taylor, a contributor on special teams?

If Toure continues to impress and makes the roster, it will likely be as the seventh choice. The Packers would need to make room for a seventh wide receiver. It’s not likely he would take Rodgers’ place.

But if Rodgers struggles this summer and the Packers don’t want to keep more than six receivers, it’s a possibility.