Training camp opens in a little over a month (July 26) for the Green Bay Packers. General manager Ted Thompson has assembled a very talented and deep roster, and the decisions about whom the team will keep on the roster will be very difficult in some cases for head coach Mike McCarthy and his coaching staff.
Certain positions are very deep, and that will make the competition there very intriguing. Don't be surprised if you see one or two "name" players released when it's all said and done.
The Packers have already made some very difficult decisions when they released defensive back Charles Woodson and most recently linebacker Desmond Bishop. Injuries played a key role in those cuts, however, as both players were exceptional for the most part when healthy.
Health is a paramount issue in determining a roster spot. I'm sure most of you have heard the phrase, "You can't make the club in the tub." That is very true. Especially on a roster which is as deep as the Packers are heading into the 2013 NFL season.
Let's take a look a five players who have to come up big in training camp to make the team in 2013.