Of the 75 players on the roster, 20 of them will not play in the preseason finale against the Chiefs. Of that big group, only four are out due to injuries – cornerback Demetri Goodson (concussion), inside linebacker Brad Jones (quad), center J.C. Tretter (knee) and tight end Brandon Bostick (lower leg).
Using a traditional two-back offense and the base 3-4 defense as a guide, the Packers have sidelined their entire starting offensive line (left tackle David Bakhtiari, left guard Josh Sitton, Tretter, right guard T.J. Lang and right tackle Bryan Bulaga), both starting receivers (Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb) and star running back (Eddie Lacy) and quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) on offense, and their starting linebacker corps (Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers; A.J. Hawk and Jones) and starting cornerbacks (Tramon Williams and Sam Shields).
Other starters who will be in dress clothes are safety Morgan Burnett and defensive linemen Mike Daniels and Datone Jones.
Corey Linsley, the new starting center in place of the injured Tretter, and Josh Boyd, the new starting nose tackle in place of the injured B.J. Raji, joins fullback John Kuhn, tight end Andrew Quarless and safety Micah Hyde as starters (as listed on the depth chart) who will play.
No announcement was made but indications at practice this week were that Matt Flynn would get the start at quarterback.