By Tyler Ruby on August 30, 2014
Final cut day is always one of the tougher days of the offseason, and when you're as deep as the Green Bay Packers, good, quality talent will be shown the door. The day is full of intrigue, disappointment and sometimes surprises. Here are the five most surprising roster cuts for the Green Bay Packers in 2014.
Let's be honest, the odds were stacked against LaDarius Perkins making this team. He wasn't going to make it as a running back as the Packers are carrying Eddie Lacy, James Starks and DuJuan Harris. The only spot he could make a run at was fullback, but there was no way the Packers were parting ways with John Kuhn. Regardless, Perkins played well late into the postseason, and he deserves to be on a roster.
A converted wide receiver, Alex Gillett continues to get better with each passing year. He jumped onto everyone's radar with his circus catch Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders, but he was trying to make the team at a position that the Packers are loaded at. I wouldn't be shocked to see him on the practice squad, though.
This one was mildly surprising, but White was in the same position as Gillett. The only difference was that White played half a season with Green Bay last year, and he played well in place of the Packers injured wide receivers.
Chris Banjo should be on this roster, especially over Demetri Goodson, who got torched this preseason. Banjo was actually a competent safety last year when he got his chance to play, unlike M.D. Jennings. Banjo is also great on special teams. This one could hurt.
Jumal Rolle did everything you could ask for out of a player trying to make a roster. He is solid in coverage, and he's a great tackler. It's amazing to me that this guy was passed over for the aforementioned Demetri Goodson. I just hope that he clears waivers and works his way back to the practice squad because he could be a real asset to a deep, talented defense.
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