It's nearly decision time for the Green Bay Packers.
Following this week's final preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, general manager Brian Gutekunst is tasked with trimming the roster down to 53 players. It means many talented players will miss out, and some by no fault of their own.
It is a complex process. Gutekunst needs to consider everything, from the Packers' depth at each position, where they need the most help, and even which players they have to keep to avoid losing on waivers.
The Packers could cut players they are confident will clear waivers and return to the team via the practice squad.
Expect the unexpected. There could be surprise cuts, but also players making the 53 who haven't necessarily had the best training camp, including these three.
3. Josiah Deguara
Josiah Deguara hasn't enjoyed the greatest of training camps. And he certainly hasn't lived up to his third-round status in the first three seasons of his career. But he is effectively a roster lock due to the Packers' need at the tight end/fullback position.
Green Bay lost veteran Tyler Davis for the season with a torn ACL. At tight end, the team will rely on rookies Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft to step up.
Deguara may be called on to line up at tight end even though he is listed as a fullback on the depth chart. His versatility helps him.
But Deguara isn't making the roster after an excellent summer. He needs to improve when the regular season begins.