7 important takeaways from Packers 53-man roster

What did we learn from the Packers' final 53-man roster?
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The Green Bay Packers announced their 53-man roster on Tuesday, and there were a few surprises.

Green Bay kept three running backs but Patrick Taylor and Tyler Goodson both missed out. The Packers only went with three tight ends and four cornerbacks. Oh, and no long snapper. But it's an initial roster -- they will continue to make changes throughout the season.

Players waived today could return to the practice squad, but only if no other team puts in a claim. The Packers could also bring in players released from other teams. A busy few days could await.

Now that we finally know the Packers' initial 53-man roster, what are the top takeaways?

7. Two Packers draft picks miss out on 53-man roster

Two draft picks missed out on the 53-man roster, but that's pretty good going considering the Packers drafted thirteen players. Running back Lew Nichols III and wide receiver Grant DuBose didn't make the roster.

Nichols never seemed close to making the roster. He had a mountain to climb to overtake Patrick Taylor and Tyler Goodson on the depth chart, and the challenge became even more difficult once undrafted rookie Emanuel Wilson dominated in the preseason.

DuBose is a candidate for the practice squad. He missed a big chunk of the summer due to injury and didn't get many opportunities to prove himself. But there's a good chance he can continue his development on the practice squad.