5 veterans who won't make the Green Bay Packers' Week 1 roster

Which veterans won't be making the Packers' roster?
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4. Eric Wilson, linebacker

The Packers have completely overhauled their linebacker position this offseason, and there's still certainly going to be room for a player like veteran Eric Wilson, especially thanks to his special teams ability.

But he's going to have to absolutely crush it on special teams in order to make the roster over a number of other young players who have been added to the mix. The Packers got more special teams snaps from Wilson last year (308) than any other player on their roster. If he's that trusted by Rich Bisaccia, the Packers' special teams coordinator, then he should have pretty good job security. But players like Kristian Welch and Isaiah McDuffie also played key roles on special teams last year, and the Packers have added Edgerrin Cooper and Ty'Ron Hopper to the mix with top-100 NFL Draft picks.

Wilson is going to have to hope Green Bay's plan is to keep six linebackers.

5. Andre Dillard, offensive tackle

Even as a former first-round pick, Andre Dillard isn't going to be guaranteed anything as a member of the Green Bay Packers. With Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom currently penciled in as the starters, Dillard is going to have to do one of two things this offseason.

Number one, he could prove himself to be uncuttable as a swing tackle and one of the Packers' best reserves on the offensive line.

Number two, he could legitimately weave his way into the starting lineup and cause the Packers to rethink their starting five alignment.

The second option seems rather unlikely, of course, but you just never know. Dillard certainly has talent. But he's going to have to prove himself as a swing option in order to claim a 53-man roster spot. He signed a risk-free deal as far as the Packers are concerned, and they could cut him without hesitating if he struggles.

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