Packers 53-man roster predictions after preseason opener vs. 49ers

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Green Bay Packers, Shemar Jean-Charles
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Cornerbacks (6)

Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes, Rasul Douglas, Shemar Jean-Charles, Keisean Nixon, Kiondre Thomas

The top three are set. Shemar Jean-Charles could be a roster lock, too. He put in a solid performance in the preseason opener and currently looks like the CB4 and a backup in the slot.

Keisean Nixon’s special teams contributions will help him make the 53-man roster, although it remains to be seen how many opportunities he will get on defense.

The battle for the final cornerback spot remains wide open, but Kiondre Thomas helped his chances on Friday night, making four tackles and a pass defense.

Safeties (5)

Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, Shawn Davis, Vernon Scott, Dallin Leavitt

The competition for the No. 3 safety spot could go down to the wire. Both Shawn Davis and Vernon Scott are in the mix after making plays on the practice field.

Dallin Leavitt didn’t have a great preseason opener and was burned in coverage for a huge 49ers touchdown. However, he was signed mostly for his special teams ability, which is important to note.

Specialists (3)

Mason Crosby (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter), Jack Coco (long snapper)

After watching Gabe Brkic send his field goal attempt towards the sideline on Friday night, it’s clear the Packers need Mason Crosby back as soon as possible.

No real questions here. Jack Coco is the only long snapper on the roster, so the job appears to be his. For now, at least.