The Green Bay Packers and all NFL teams must reduce their rosters to at least 53 players by the 3:00 p.m. CT deadline on Saturday.
With 75 players currently on the Packers' roster, they must trim at least 22 players to get down to 53.
While other teams across the NFL have already begun making cuts, the Packers appear content to wait until the last minute, not wanting to give their competitors extra time to scout their players placed on waivers.
There are multiple ways to prune a roster, the most common way by releasing players, but placing some on injured reserve and trading players away may also happen.
The fates of a handful of players injured in the Packers' final preseason game should be learned on Saturday.
Defensive lineman Khyri Thornton (hamstring), linebackers Nate Palmer (knee) and Adrian Hubbard (knee) and offensive lineman Aaron Adams (knee) were all injured in the fourth preseason game against the Chiefs and are candidates for injured reserve.
It's not uncommon for a team to cut a handful of players below 53 in order to pick up a player cut by another NFL team.
After Saturday's deadline, teams have until noon on Sunday to claim players placed on waivers.
All NFL teams must also wait until noon on Sunday to begin signing players to their 10-man practice squad.
The Packers will be eager to get through the process as fast as possible, especially if they sign players cut from another team, because they open the regular season earlier than the rest of the NFL with the Thursday night opener at Seattle.
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