6 players who won't be on Packers 53-man roster come Week 1

  • Which backup QB won't make the 53?
  • Recent third-round pick may miss roster spot
  • Two rookies face uphill battle
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Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst can finally relax after a busy offseason. Actually, maybe not.

Gutekunst negotiated a trade for franchise legend Aaron Rodgers, watched several starters leave in free agency, and had to rebuild at positions like wide receiver and edge rusher.

But his work is far from done. With training camp set to begin in a couple of weeks, the race is on for players on the Packers' roster bubble. Several positional battles will resume when the Packers kick off camp later this month.

And that means many players will miss out, possibly including these six.

6. Sean Rhyan

It's an important couple of months for Sean Rhyan, who isn't just playing for a roster spot but possibly his NFL career. The Packers' 2022 third-round pick needs to forget his disastrous rookie season and make an impact.

Rhyan was near the bottom of the depth chart throughout his first year, playing only one special teams snap all season. He then missed the final six games of the regular season due to suspension.

He has played snaps at center this offseason. A new opportunity may be exactly what he needs. If Rhyan can show the versatility to play at center and guard in a backup role, it will increase his chances of making the roster.

Rhyan was a high draft pick. That helps. But it only gets you so far. The Packers moved on from another former third-rounder, Amari Rodgers, midway through his second season.

With all the competition at the interior offensive line spots, Rhyan faces an uphill battle to make the 53.