By Chris Peterson @thepackersguru on June 9, 2014
The Green Bay Packers have one of the deepest 90-man rosters in the NFL. That means in the quest to trim the roster down to 53, some good players will have to be let go. Here are five Packer veterans who could be in jeopardy of not making the 53-man roster.
Taylor has played mostly on special teams during his three seasons with Packers and while that does bring tremendous value, it will be hard for him to keep his roster spot with Andrew Quarless, Brandon Bostick, Richard Rodgers, and Colt Lyerla all vying for spots. In 45 career games, he has just eight catches for 45 yards and one touchdown.
Banjo, the second-year man out of SMU, did some good things as a rookie in 2013, playing as a backup safety and on special teams. Yet, with the addition of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and the improving play of fellow backup Sean Richardson, Banjo could find his roster spot in jeopardy. Last season, he had 17 tackles and one pass defensed in 16 games.
Bush has been a key member of the Packers' special teams for eight seasons now, and it would be hard to see the Packers cutting him. However, it's a young man's game and Bush is now 30 years old. Last season, he had just 10 tackles in 12 games and despite his value on special teams, he will need to hold off young defensive backs like Demetri Goodson if he is going to keep his spot on the 53-man roster this season.
Sherrod might be the worst first-round pick made by Ted Thompson since Justin Harrell in 2007. A broken leg suffered during the 2011 season essentially put his career on hold, and he is just now starting to get healthy. The Packers may need depth at tackle, but if Sherrod can't stay healthy during training camp, it will be time to cut bait.
Worthy, a second-round pick from Michigan State in the 2012 NFL Draft, had an unimpressive rookie season that ended with an injury that limited him to just two games in 2013. With the development of players such as Mike Daniels, Josh Boyd and Datone Jones, and the addition of Khyri Thornton in the 2014 draft, Worthy will have his work cut out for him to make the 53-man roster after just 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks in his Packers career.
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