3 recently added Packers players who are already cut candidates

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur
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Training camp will shape the Green Bay Packers' 53-man roster and determine who wins each positional battle.

There's a lot to play for in all three phases. The Packers don't currently know their final depth chart, who will back up Jordan Love, or even who their kicker is. Head coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst will make those decisions at the end of the preseason, giving each player plenty of time to compete and prove themselves.

Some players will compete for starting jobs, while others are simply aiming to make the 53-man roster.

That includes a handful of new additions who aren't guaranteed to make the cut in September.

New additions who might not make the Packers' 53-man roster this summer

K Greg Joseph

The Packers signed veteran kicker Greg Joseph to compete with second-year Anders Carlson. Joseph spent the past three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and offers more experience than the Packers' draft pick. Along with Carlson and Joseph, Green Bay added another former division rival, claiming James Turner off waivers after the Detroit Lions released him.

Joseph's experience may help his case, but Carlson stepped up and performed well in the offseason workout program. He outperformed his veteran counterpart during OTAs and minicamp, putting Joseph under pressure once training camp begins.

If all else is equal, the Packers will likely stick with Carlson, whom they drafted last year. Joseph has work to do.

T Andre Dillard

Green Bay lost three veterans along the offensive line this offseason. It released David Bakhtiari, while Yosh Nijman and Jon Runyan Jr. departed in free agency. The Packers drafted three linemen and added a veteran to the mix with Andre Dillard.

However, the former first-round pick is currently listed as part of the third team on the depth chart. He struggled with the Tennessee Titans last season, allowing 12 sacks, the most among all tackles, per PFF.

The Packers have Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom in the starting positions and drafted Jordan Morgan in the first round. Dillard has to prove himself to have a shot at making the 53-man roster.

QB Michael Pratt

Rookie Michael Pratt made the perfect start to the offseason, outperforming second-year quarterback Sean Clifford. However, that's all it was—a start.

Clifford has the advantage of experience in the system. He spent a year working closely with Jordan Love, which counts for something. If Clifford bounces back from a disappointing minicamp, he will have a great shot at making the roster.

Pratt can give the Packers no choice but to find room for him if he can continue to impress at training camp, but right now, his roster spot is hardly guaranteed. In fact, a recent prediction from Sports Illustrated's Bill Huber has Pratt missing out on the 53.

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