Packers way-too-early 53-man roster predictions after latest signing

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Safety (6)

Darnell Savage, Jonathan Owens, Rudy Ford, Tarvarius Moore, Anthony Johnson, Dallin Leavitt

The Packers may have solved their starting safety problem by signing free-agent Jonathan Owens. He will likely compete with Rudy Ford for the starting job opposite Darnell Savage. Ford started six games last season and played well, making three interceptions.

Rookie Anthony Johnson Jr. has future starting potential but it may take a bit of time before he is playing significant snaps on defense. He is a player for the future.

Tarvarius Moore and Dallin Leavitt are key special teams players for the Packers. We may not see too much from them on defense.

Special teams (3)

Anders Carlson, Pat O'Donnell, Matt Orzech

Talking of special teams, the Packers look set to enter the new season with a different kicker. Mason Crosby's incredible career in Green Bay is almost certainly over.

That gives rookie Anders Carlson a chance to make the job his over the summer. It won't be surprising if the Packers add some competition before training camp. For now, it's just Carlson and Parker White competing for the job.

Green Bay also has a new long snapper after signing Matt Orzech this offseason. Veteran punter Pat O'Donnell returns for his second season with the Packers after a solid first year with the team.

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