GREEN BAY – The Packers reduced their roster to the mandatory 53-player limit on Saturday afternoon. Here are five things to know about Green Bay’s roster decisions:
1. Head Coach Matt LaFleur’s influence continues to shape the roster.
There has been an evolution on both sides of the ball during LaFleur’s first 20 months in Green Bay and that shift can be seen with the current makeup of the team.
Twenty-nine of the 53 players the Packers carried through Saturday’s mandatory cuts arrived in Green Bay after LaFleur was hired in January 2019. Meanwhile, only 13 players predate third-year general manager Brian Gutekunst.
Offensively, the Packers’ push to further enhance their run and play-action game is reflected in keeping four running backs (including gadget player/returner Tyler Ervin) and four tight ends for the second consecutive year.
Technically, the Packers will enter the season without a fullback on the roster for