The Green Bay Packers trimmed their roster to 53 players earlier this week. But it was only their initial roster. It will change throughout the year.
Green Bay has already released two players who made the 53-man roster: safety Tariq Carpenter and defensive tackle Jonathan Ford. They placed tackle Luke Tenuta on injured reserve.
The Packers will regularly make changes to their roster throughout the regular season, and opportunities could arise for players on the practice squad. Which three players on the 53 may not last the entire season in Green Bay?
3. Samori Toure
The Packers kept six wide receivers on their initial 53-man roster, but that doesn't mean they won't reduce that number at some point this season.
It's hard to know exactly how Samori Toure fits into the Packers' plans this season.
"Samori Toure hasn't played much with the 1s but also hasn't played a TON with the 2s either so are we sure he's a lock to make the team?" wrote Peter Bukowski of The Leap last week.
Toure did make the 53-man roster, but Bukowski makes a good point.
The second-year receiver began the summer in the conversation for the WR3 job. Rookie Jayden Reed quickly ended that. Then, in the final preseason game, Malik Heath filled in for an injured Romeo Doubs in the starting lineup, not Toure.
Christian Watson, Doubs, and Reed make up the Packers' starting three at receiver. Heath appears to have moved ahead of Toure on the depth chart. Rookie Dontayvion Wicks has big-play potential, and seventh-round pick Grant DuBose is on the practice squad after missing most of training camp due to injury.
Toure didn't get many opportunities last season, even when the Packers were hit with injuries at wide receiver. It seems he has fallen down the depth chart this summer, so it's far from a guarantee that he plays the entire season.