4 players Packers must make room for on the final 53-man roster

The Packers have tough decisions to make, but they must make room on the 53-man roster for these four players.

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2. Anthony Johnson, S

The rollercoaster safety competition continues into the final preseason game. We've seen Rudy Ford and Jonathan Owens regularly rotate reps in the first-team defense next to Darnell Savage, but the Packers are yet to determine their best starting combination.

Green Bay drafted Anthony Johnson Jr. for the future. It was a surprise he fell so far on Day 3 of the draft, and he could eventually start for the Packers in the future, even if he doesn't play a significant role as a rookie.

But the Packers first must make room for him on the 53-man roster.

Johnson tied for the lead in special teams snaps in last week's preseason game against the New England Patriots, which is a great sign for the rookie. If the Packers feel comfortable with him playing a significant number of special teams snaps, he is one step closer to making the 53.

That would allow the Packers to give him a year to develop as a backup safety while he can initially contribute on special teams.

Johnson has potential but he is unlikely to start in year one. Even with the Packers' depth at the position, they need to find room for their talented rookie safety.