5 Green Bay Packers Guaranteed to be on the Roster Bubble in 2011
The lockout of 2011 has really robbed us of some of the usual offseason moments and discussions that only NFL football can offer.
I can’t believe we’ve gone the whole summer without the good old position battle talk.
Of course there are the usual, but always great, free agency and trade speculations.
How about dissecting rookie two-a-days and eagerly awaiting news out of summer OTAs!?
Finally, what about the fabled Green Bay quarterback controversy!? Is the old man going to retire or what?!
Oh wait, sorry I was having a flashback there.
Anyhow, now that it looks like both the owners and the players are feeling good about a new CBA we can start really diving into the usual offseason discussions.
Today’s topic is a dandy.
I give you five Green Bay Packers guaranteed to be on the roster bubble come the start of the season:
5. Dimitri Nance: RB
You might be asking yourself, just who exactly is Dimitri Nance?
Well, to make it simple, Nance is a running back on a team that has too many talented backs.
That's not a problem whatsoever for the Pack, but it will be a big problem for Nance.
4. Spencer Havner: LB
Do you remember when Spencer Havner was the big thing with the Packers?
Havner could play linebacker or tight end, and he actually went on a streak of grabbing a few touchdowns in a row from Aaron Rodgers.
Unfortunately, I think his time in the limelight is far past, and his services would be much more appreciated elsewhere.
3. Brett Swain: WR
Swain is probably known more for his long hair that is quite the opposite color of Clay Matthews’ hair, than he is for his on the field production.
To be fair, he is rather far down the receiver charts on a team that has a few great ones.
Last year he did make it into 16 games, and even started one, but he only produced six receptions for 72 yards.
2. Andrew Quarless: TE
There is an absolute logjam at tight end, and considering the Packers drafted standout D.J. Williams out of Arkansas, someone is going to have to go.
Unfortunately, I think Quarless is going to take the hit here, and rather than go to the practice squad, I think he will take his talents elsewhere.
He is a good enough player, but I would take fellow tight end Tom Crabtree over him. Crabtree seems to be a more consistent pass catcher, and he is extremely valuable in the run game as a blocker.
1. Pat Lee: DB
The Packers are very strong at defensive back and won’t be able to keep everybody they currently have right now
Lee, a former second-round pick, missed 2009 on the IR and only has 11 tackles in the past two seasons.
Add that to zero interceptions and a few memorable times getting burned and I think he’s going to be looking for a new gig.
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