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Green Bay Packers Roster Battles: Offense

Big battles are brewing up and down the roster, especially on the offensive line, running back and wide receiver.

The Green Bay Packers have set their 90-man roster. Here is a look at the upcoming battles on offense.

QUARTERBACKS: 4

No.PlayerPos.HeightWeightAgeExp.College
6 Callahan, Joe QB 6-1 216 23 2 Wesley
8 Hill, Taysom QB 6-2 221 26 R Brigham Young
7 Hundley, Brett QB 6-3 226 23 3 UCLA
12 Rodgers, Aaron QB 6-2 225 33 13 California

With Rodgers and Hundley entrenched atop the depth chart, the undrafted Hill will attempt to unseat last year’s undrafted find, Callahan. “He belongs,” coach Mike McCarthy said of Hill last week. When healthy, Hill was highly productive: 6,929 passing yards and 2,815 rushing yards. But four of his five seasons ended in injuries, including his fifth-year senior campaign, when he suffered an elbow injury in the regular-season finale. Knee (2012), broken leg (2014) and Lisfranc foot (2015) were the other culprits. Callahan, however, turned heads instantly last spring and has a year of NFL training to build upon. If Callahan wins the job, Hill’s 4.46 speed could make him an appealing option at safety.

OFFENSIVE LINE: 15

No.PlayerPos.HeightWeightAgeExp.College
72 Flores, Jacob C 6-3 300 23 1 Dartmouth
63 Linsley, Corey C 6-3 301 25 4 Ohio State
79 Amichia, Kofi G 6-4 304 22 R South Florida
73 Evans, Jahri G 6-4 318 33 12 Bloomsburg
60 Evans, Thomas G 6-3 305 23 R Richmond
74 Gray, Geoff G 6-5 315 22 R University of Manitoba
64 McCray, Justin G 6-3 317 24 1 Central Florida
62 Patrick, Lucas G 6-3 313 23 1 Duke
65 Taylor, Lane G 6-3 324 27 5 Oklahoma State
77 Pankey, Adam G/T 6-5 313 23 R West Virginia
69 Bakhtiari, David T 6-4 310 25 5 Colorado
75 Bulaga, Bryan T 6-5 314 28 8 Iowa
68 Murphy, Kyle T 6-6 305 23 2 Stanford
78 Spriggs, Jason T 6-6 301 22 2 Indiana
67 Barclay, Don T/G 6-4 305 28 6 West Virginia

There is work to be done after losing Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang and versatile J.C. Tretter in free agency. Presumably, veteran free-agent pickup Evans will replace Lang at right guard, though that battle has the potential to be a free-for-all. Sixth-round rookie Amichia is a player to watch. He ranked among the top pass-protecting left tackles in the nation as a senior at South Florida, according to Pro Football Focus, and is an excellent athlete. The other contenders: Patrick, who was on the practice squad last year, Murphy, a sixth-round pick last year who played left tackle at Stanford, and Gray, a top pick in this week’s Canadian Football League draft. The undrafted Pankey was a three-year starter who played left tackle as a sophomore, left guard as a junior and right guard as a senior. And if all else fails, there’s always Barclay.

RUNNING BACKS: 6

No.PlayerPos.HeightWeightAgeExp.College
33 Jones, Aaron RB 5-10 208 22 R Texas-El Paso
32 Mays, Devante RB 5-10 230 22 R Utah State
88 Montgomery, Ty RB 6-0 216 24 3 Stanford
34 Phillips, Kalif RB 5-9 218 23 R Charlotte
43 Stanback, William RB 6-0 231 22 R Virginia Union
30 Williams, Jamaal RB 6-0 213 22 R Brigham Young

Montgomery is the obvious starter. He might as well be running a daycare while he’s at it, considering the youth and inexperience of the guys behind him. Five rookies will vie for carries behind Montgomery. Williams, a fourth-round pick, would seem to be the front-runner because of his well-rounded skill-set. Jones and Phillips are undersized but productive as the leading rushers in the history of their schools. Mays and Stanback bring the requisite beef to the battle.

FULLBACKS: 2

No.PlayerPos.HeightWeightAgeExp.College
40 Kerridge, Joe FB 6-0 245 24 2 Michigan
22 Ripkowski, Aaron FB 6-1 246 24 3 Oklahoma

Green Bay closed last season with the same duo. Ripkowski is the obvious No. 1 fullback. It will be up to Kerridge to prove he’s worth a second spot.

TIGHT ENDS: 5

No.PlayerPos.HeightWeightAgeExp.College
80 Bennett, Martellus TE 6-6 275 30 10 Texas A&M
84 Kendricks, Lance TE 6-3 250 29 7 Wisconsin
86 Peck, Aaron TE 6-2 239 22 R Fresno State
82 Rodgers, Richard TE 6-4 257 25 4 California
85 Sandland, Beau TE 6-5 252 24 1 Montana State

Behind Bennett, Rodgers and Kendricks are two intriguing prospects. Sandland, a seventh-round pick by Carolina last year, joined Green Bay’s practice squad in November. He’s got potential as a receiver and blocker. Peck was a standout college receiver who bulked up to play tight end.

WIDE RECEIVERS: 11

No.PlayerPos.HeightWeightAgeExp.College
17 Adams, Davante WR 6-1 215 24 4 Fresno State
81 Allison, Geronimo WR 6-3 202 23 2 Illinois
89 Clark, Michael WR 6-6 217 21 R Marshall
18 Cobb, Randall WR 5-10 192 26 7 Kentucky
9 Crockett, Montay WR 6-0 184 23 R Georgia Southern
11 Davis, Trevor WR 6-1 188 23 2 California
19 Dupre, Malachi WR 6-2 196 21 R Louisiana State
83 Janis, Jeff WR 6-3 219 25 4 Saginaw Valley State
13 McCaffrey, Max WR 6-2 200 22 1 Duke
87 Nelson, Jordy WR 6-3 217 31 10 Kansas State
16 Yancey, DeAngelo WR 6-2 220 22 R Purdue

The Packers were overflowing with depth even before drafting Yancey and Dupre. McCaffrey, the son of former NFL standout Ed McCaffrey and the brother of Carolina’s top pick, Christian McCaffrey, showed excellent route-running skills during his month with the team at the end of last year. The 6-foot-2 Yancey plays with power; the 6-foot-2 Dupre plays with athleticism. The two undrafted rookies bring something to the party, too. Clark is 6-foot-5 5/8 with 4.53 speed. He played basketball at St. Francis (Pa.) before transferring to Marshall, where he caught 37 passes for 632 yards and five touchdowns during his one season on the football team. Crockett might be the fastest player on the team with his 4.39 in the 40. As a senior, he caught 24 passes for 339 yards and one touchdown, plus returned kickoffs and punts.


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