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

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2. Jonathan Garvin

Jonathan Garvin has made the Packers' Week 1 roster all three seasons since being drafted in the seventh round. But he hasn't made the most of his opportunities.

Garvin has just 1.5 sacks and seven quarterback hits since 2020. His snap counts increased following Rashan Gary's season-ending injury last year, giving Garvin an opportunity to make an impact in a more significant role.

However, despite playing the fourth-most snaps of Packers edge rushers, he made zero sacks with two quarterback hits.

It's unclear whether Gary will return in time to make the Week 1 roster or have to begin on the physically unable to perform list. Either way, it's unlikely Garvin will make the 53.

Gary and Preston Smith will start, and the addition of first-round pick Lukas Van Ness strengthens the Packers' pass rush depth. Second-year Kingsley Enagbare will likely be the No. 4 edge defender when everyone is healthy, with Justin Hollins taking the No. 5 spot.

Could Green Bay keep a sixth edge rusher? It's possible, but Garvin will need to perform well consistently throughout training camp to have a realistic chance. With improved depth at the position, this could be the first season that Garvin doesn't make the Packers' 53.