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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1. Malik Heath, WR

Most players who hit waivers at the end of training camp don't get claimed. Even players many believe will draw interest. Teams tend to prefer to bring back their own guys.

Malik Heath is an exception. It is hard to imagine him clearing waivers after the summer he has had.

It has gone beyond the conversation of Heath making the Packers' 53-man roster. It's now whether he should begin the season as high as WR4 on the depth chart. He has been that good.

In two preseason games, Heath has made eight catches for 111 yards. He has also shown the type of blocking ability the Packers lost with Allen Lazard departing in free agency. Heath has big shoes to fill in the No. 18 jersey, but he has put in a near-perfect summer for an undrafted rookie.

"Through two preseason games, Malik Heath leads the Packers in receptions, targets and receiving yards. He's done everything that's asked of him at an exceptional level — strong hands, contested catches, creating after the catch — to earn a spot on the 53," writes Zach Jacobson of Heavy.com.

Heath has outperformed Samori Toure and Dontyavion Wicks, and the Packers can't afford to risk losing him on waivers. He deserves a spot on the 53-man roster and should play a role on offense this season.

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