When do Packers need to trim roster down to 53 players?

Green Bay Packers, Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

When do the Green Bay Packers need to finalize their 53-man roster?

With only one preseason game remaining, it’s almost time for the Green Bay Packers to finalize their initial 53-man roster.

Between now and then, there are still various positional battles taking place.

Many roster spots are effectively wrapped up, but there’s still a lot to play for on the roster bubble.

The final preseason game takes place this Friday evening against the Kansas City Chiefs. But when do the Packers need to trim their roster to 53 players?

Before then, they need to get down to 80 players.

Packers must be down to 80 players by Tuesday

With two preseason games complete, the time has come to trim the roster down to 80 players.

According to NFL Football Operations, each team must have its roster down to 80 players by 3 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

That leaves just one more day for general manager Brian Gutekunst to decide who makes the 80-man roster.

Just one week to go before 53-man roster is finalized

Players on the roster bubble only have one more preseason audition to make their case for a spot on the 53.

The Packers must have their roster down to 53 players by 3 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Aug. 30. That leaves a little over one week.

Following this, there will be a number of talented players around the league hitting waivers. We could see a lot of roster moves during this week, including by the Packers. Brian Gutekunst will also sign players to the practice squad.

It’s important to note that it will be the “initial” 53-man roster. There will constantly be changes made throughout the year.

But for players on the roster bubble, there is just one more week to impress before the Packers determine which players they keep on the initial 53-man roster.