The Green Bay Packers trimmed their active roster by 22 players to get from 75 to 53 on Saturday in advance of the 2014 NFL regular season.
Four players were placed on injured reserve, including linebacker Nate Palmer, defensive lineman Khyri Thornton, tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive lineman Aaron Adams.
In addition, 18 more players were released. They are: safety Chris Banjo, wide receiver Kevin Dorsey, linbacker Jake Doughty, tackle John Fullington, center Garth Gerhart, wide receiver Alex Gillett, defensive lineman Carlos Gray, running back Michael Hill, linebacker Adrian Hubbard, guard Jordan McCray, safety Tanner Miller, tight end Justin Perillo, running back LaDarius Perkins, defensive lineman Luther Robinson, cornerback Jumal Rolle, tackle Jeremy Vujnovich, wide receiver Myles White and cornerback Ryan White.
It's possible the makeup of the Packers roster can change in the next few days, but for now, their 53-man roster looks like this:
Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien
The Packers didn't want to go through what they experienced in 2013. Both Flynn and Tolzien were kept around, but the more important question of who the No. 2 quarterback will be still has yet to be answered.
Eddie Lacy, James Starks, DuJuan Harris, John Kuhn
No surprises here. The Packers have a terrific stable of running backs.
Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, Davante Adams, Jeff Janis
An argument could have been made to keep Dorsey, White or Gillett, but it wasn't likely that any of them would have been active on game days anyhow. It wouldn't be surprising to see at least two if not all three on the practice squad.
Richard Rodgers, Andrew Quarless, Brandon Bostick, Ryan Taylor
After keeping five tight ends in years past, the Packers reduced the number by one. They wait to see how long Bostick's knee injury keeps him sidelined.
David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, Corey Linsley, T.J. Lang, Bryan Bulaga, Derek Sherrod, Lane Taylor, J.C. Tretter
There aren't any surprises among the eight players the Packers kept on the offensive line, but the biggest question is what the Packers do at the backup center position until Tretter returns from a knee injury.
Mike Daniels, Datone Jones, Josh Boyd, Letroy Guion, Mike Pennel
One of the thinnest positions on the Packers roster. Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly remain only a phone call away.
Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews, Mike Neal, Nick Perry, Jayrone Elliott, Andy Mulumba
Keeping Mulumba was the big decision among this position group. He's done well ever since being signed by Green Bay, but it's difficult to see him receiving any playing time with that group ahead of him.
A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones, Jamari Lattimore, Sam Barrington, Carl Bradford
The Packers decided to keep Bradford, likely giving him a redshirt year to learn the inside linebacker position while contributing on special teams in the interim.
Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, Davon House, Casey Hayward, Jarrett Bush, Demetri Goodson
Arguably the most eye-opening move the Packers made was keeping Goodson, their sixth round draft choice, ahead of Rolle. Rolle appeared to be the more polished of the two throughout training camp, not to mention younger and more versatile (capable of playing the slot and perimeter).
Morgan Burnett, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Micah Hyde, Sean Richardson
By parting ways with Chris Banjo, the Packers kept only four safeties. We wait and see if Banjo is retained on the practice squad.
Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay, Brett Goode
The Packers have until noon on Sunday to put a claim on players released by other NFL teams.
Also starting at noon on Sunday, they can establish a 10-man practice squad.
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