Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
ON THE ROSTER
Marshall Newhouse, T.J. Lang, Jeff Saturday, Josh Sitton, Bryan Bulaga, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Reggie Wells, Waiver Wire Pickup
Derek Sherrod*, Andrew Datko*, Don Barclay, Tommie Draheim, Sampson Genus, Shea Allard, Greg Van Roten
The starting offensive line, barring injury, is set. From left to right, the lineup for Week 1 will be Marshall Newhouse, T.J. Lang, Jeff Saturday, Josh Sitton and Bryan Bulaga.
As the backup center, Evan Dietrich-Smith's role on the team is also secure. He'll back up all of the interior offensive line positions.
Newly signed veteran Reggie Wells will more than likely open the season as the Packers' backup swing tackle, at least until Derek Sherrod gets healthy.
There's a chance Sherrod will begin the season on the 53-man roster, but the more likely scenario is that he starts the year on the PUP list, which will force him to miss at least the first six weeks of the season.
Andrew Datko recently suffered a concussion, and he may be one of the Packers' most difficult decisions. He's on the bubble to begin with, but he may have to be placed on injured reserve if the concussion is severe enough.
One prediction is that Sherrod starts the season on the PUP list and won't count against the 53-man roster. Another prediction is that the Packers place Datko on injured reserve and claim an offensive lineman off waivers from another team.
Don Barclay, Tommie Draheim and Greg Van Roten are all good candidates for the practice squad.