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When discussing the situation at tight end a few days ago, offensive coordinator Tom Clements talked about all of the competition at the position, via Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"I think we'll have good depth," Clements said. "It's a good, solid group. Hopefully, they'll get better and we'll get a starter in there."
Currently, the Packers have seven tight ends on the roster. That does not include Jermichael Finley, who suffered a serious neck injury last year and has yet to sign with an NFL team in 2014.
Of the seven players competing at the position, three of the players are rookies. One is Richard Rodgers, who was selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft and who has shined thus far in the OTAs, the minicamp and the beginning of training camp.
The Packers also signed two undrafted rookie tight ends, Colt Lyerla and Justin Perillo. As of right now, Perillo has looked better.
The front-runner for the veterans is Andrew Quarless, who started 10 games in 2013, plus had career highs with 32 receptions for 312 yards and two touchdowns.
The Packers also like the potential of Brandon Bostick, who has similar down-the-field qualities that Finley possessed, but who also has gotten much better as a blocker.
Ryan Taylor is used more as a blocking tight end and is stalwart on special teams, while Jake Stoneburner is more of a receiving tight end who also can get down the field.
It's early, but my guess is that the starter of this group will be either Quarless and Rodgers. If Rodgers can prove that he can block as well as he has caught the ball recently, he will be tough to beat out as a starter.