Packers fullbacks, tight ends compete for precious roster spots : Packers Insider

Packers fullbacks, tight ends compete for precious roster spots

August 12, 2010 by  
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Aug 12, 2010 ~ by Pistol Pete Dougherty

~Don’t bet on the Green Bay Packers’ keeping three fullbacks on their 53-man roster again.

Quinn Johnson still is behind both Kuhn and Hall in practice, and at least as importantly has yet to move up the depth charts as a special teams player. Heading into this week’s preseason opener against Cleveland, Johnson isn’t on any of the Packers’ No. 1 special teams units, whereas Kuhn and Hall are established special teams starters.

They did it last year at a position where some teams keep only one man because they had two competent veterans in John Kuhn and Korey Hall, plus a fifth-round draft pick they especially liked in Quinn Johnson.

But coach Mike McCarthy’s liberal use of two tight-end places a higher value on that position than fullback, and with an unusually good group of five tight ends in training camp this year, the Packers are more likely to go heavier than normal at that position and keep four players.

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