4 Green Bay Packers Who Could Switch Positions in 2012

Matt SmithContributor IIIJune 1, 2012

4 Green Bay Packers Who Could Switch Positions in 2012

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    Every year heading into training camp there are talks about players switching positions.

    Sometimes it's due to declining age, some do it to take on more responsibility and others do it for an increased chance of a roster spot.

    Such is the same with players on the Green Bay Packers' roster as the rest of NFL players.

    In the midst of OTAs, with training camp right around the corner, we should get a clearer look at who'll be switching positions for the Packers this upcoming season in the next few months.

Jamari Lattimore and Brad Jones, Outside Linebacker to Inside Linebacker

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    These position switches have already happened, but it'll be interesting to see if they stick or not.

    Jones is a player who has always just stuck around with the Packers for one reason or another, and the versatility to play both linebacker positions makes it likely he'll stick around for another season.

    Lattimore is a former UDFA who latched on as an outside linebacker last season but failed to make an impact outside of special teams.

    With rookie fifth-rounder Terrell Manning and impressive second-year player D.J. Smith seemingly behind A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop, it'll be interesting to see where these two fit.

    Will the position change stay or not? That is the question.

Bryan Bulaga, Right Tackle to Left Tackle

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    Since Bulaga was one of the NFL's premier right tackles while healthy last season, it's hard to see this one happening.

    The only way that it happens is if Marshall Newhouse is absolutely brutal on the left side, thus likely kicking Bulaga to the left side with Derek Sherrod possibly opening the season on the PUP list.

    Packers fans better not hope this switch happens. It'd only mean bad things came Green Bay's way.

Charles Woodson, Cornerback to Safety

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    This possible position switch isn't new by any means.

    For years it's been speculated that Woodson could make the transition to safety as he ages gracefully.

    Woodson certainly still has the ability to stay at cornerback, but the void left by Nick Collins' release re-opened the discussion about a position switch.

    It wouldn't be a big change, as Dom Capers reportedly agreed that Woodson could see some time at safety this year as he's played there before in the past.

    Expect Woodson to see time at both cornerback and safety this season.