4 Packers fan favorites who are in danger of being cut before Week 1

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Even in the post-Aaron Rodgers era, difficult roster decisions are looming for the Green Bay Packers in 2023. General manager Brian Gutekunst obviously had to make one of the most difficult decisions in Packers franchise history this offseason, trading Rodgers to the Jets, but the hard work is not yet completely done.

The Packers, like every other NFL team, have 90 players currently on the roster and they can only carry 53 of them into the regular season, along with 16 on the practice squad. Unfortunately, though, the Packers are going to have to subject around 37 players to waivers unless there are injuries, which means some fan favorites could end up getting cut before Week 1.

Let's take a look at four players that might get squeezed off the roster after the preseason, names you might not want to see hitting the wire.

4 Green Bay Packers players who may not be on the roster Week 1

1. Jonathan Garvin, EDGE

Jonathan Garvin is a former seventh-round pick out of Miami who, up to this point, has significantly outplayed expectations given his draft status. His productivity reached a peak in 2021 when he had 5 QB hits, 1.5 sacks, and 11 pressures, playing 395 total defensive snaps.

Although he's had a decent amount of usage on special teams the last two seasons, his defensive snaps were cut significantly in 2022 when he played just 193 total defensive snaps.

At this point, it's hard to tell exactly where the snaps are going to come from for Garvin. The Packers have really loaded up off the edge behind Rashan Gary and Preston Smith, drafting Lukas Van Ness out of Iowa in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft while also having guys like Kingsley Enagbare, Justin Hollins, and exciting UDFA Brenton Cox Jr. on the roster.

Garvin is in the final year of his rookie deal with the Packers, so he'd be an attractive player on the waiver wire if Green Bay lets him go.