|Offense||8th||106.3 (20th)||262.4 (7th)|
|Defense||22nd||94.7 (8th)||269.2 (30th)|
|17||Adams, Davante||WR||6-1||215||12/24/1992||4||Fresno State|
|79||Amichia, Kofi||G||6-3||304||7/29/1994||R||South Florida|
|67||Barclay, Don||G||6-4||305||4/18/1989||6||West Virginia|
|80||Bennett, Martellus||TE||6-6||275||3/10/1987||10||Texas A&M|
|29||Brice, Kentrell||DB||5-11||200||8/11/1994||2||Louisiana Tech|
|44||Brown, Donatello||DB||6-0||190||//||R||Valdosta State|
|42||Burnett, Morgan||SS||6-1||209||1/13/1989||8||Georgia Tech|
|6||Callahan, Joe||QB||6-1||216||6/4/1993||2||Wesley College|
|56||Calvin, Johnathan||LB||6-3||266||11/28/1993||R||Mississippi State|
|21||Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha||FS||6-1||208||12/21/1992||4||Alabama|
|9||Crockett, Montay||WR||6-0||184||12/11/1993||R||Georgia Southern|
|25||Evans, Marwin||DB||5-11||211||4/10/1993||2||Utah State|
|51||Fackrell, Kyler||OLB||6-5||245||11/25/1991||2||Utah State|
|61||Goode, Brett (FA)||LS||6-1||255||11/2/1984||10||Arkansas|
|74||Gray, Geoff||G||6-5||315||//||R||Manitoba (Canada)|
|98||Guion, Letroy||DE||6-4||322||6/21/1987||10||Florida State|
|36||Gunter, LaDarius||CB||6-2||201||5/13/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|54||Hart, Derek||LS||6-4||245||12/1/1992||R||James Madison|
|28||Hawkins, Josh||CB||5-10||189||1/23/1993||2||East Carolina|
|8||Hill, Taysom||QB||6-2||220||8/23/1990||R||Brigham Young|
|38||Holmes, Daquan||DB||5-11||187||//||R||American International|
|31||House, Davon||DB||6-0||195||7/10/1989||7||New Mexico State|
|83||Janis, Jeff||WR||6-3||219||6/24/1991||4||Saginaw Valley State|
|95||Jean Francois, Ricky||DT||6-3||313||11/23/1986||9||LSU|
|27||Jones, Josh||SAF||6-2||220||9/20/1994||R||NC State|
|33||Jones, Aaron||RB||5-10||208||12/2/1994||R||Texas-El Paso|
|59||Letuligasenoa, Josh||LB||6-1||252||2/2/1994||R||Cal Poly-S.L.O.|
|63||Linsley, Corey||C||6-3||301||7/27/1991||4||Ohio State|
|71||Lunsford, Izaah||DT||6-3||310||10/21/1993||R||Bowling Green|
|52||Matthews, Clay||OLB||6-3||255||5/14/1986||9||Southern California|
|32||Mays, Devante||RB||5-10||230||5/26/1994||R||Utah State|
|87||Nelson, Jordy||WR||6-3||217||5/31/1985||10||Kansas State|
|77||Pankey, Adam||G||6-5||313||2/2/1994||R||West Virginia|
|1||Pearson, Colby||WR||6-1||194||//||R||Brigham Young|
|86||Peck, Aaron||TE||6-2||239||10/9/1994||R||Fresno State|
|53||Perry, Nick||OLB||6-3||265||4/12/1990||6||Southern California|
|34||Phillips, Kalif||RB||5-9||218||3/22/1994||R||North Carolina-Charlotte|
|41||Pipkins, Lenzy||CB||6-0||196||11/7/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|96||Price, Brian||DT||6-3||318||6/24/1994||1||Texas-San Antonio|
|46||Pringle, Raysean||DB||6-0||191||//||R||Southern Utah|
|23||Randall, Damarious||CB||5-11||196||8/29/1992||3||Arizona State|
|99||Ringo, Christian||DE||6-1||298||3/10/1992||2||UL Lafayette|
|24||Rollins, Quinten||CB||5-11||195||7/15/1992||3||Miami (Ohio)|
|85||Sandland, Beau||TE||6-5||252||2/23/1993||1||Montana State|
|37||Shields, Sam (FA)||CB||5-11||184||12/8/1987||8||Miami (Fla.)|
|43||Stanback, William||RB||6-0||231||//||R||Virginia Union|
|44||Starks, James (FA)||RB||6-2||218||2/25/1986||8||Buffalo|
|57||Talley, David||LB||6-1||236||//||R||Grand Valley State|
|65||Taylor, Lane||G||6-3||324||11/22/1989||5||Oklahoma State|
|37||Taylor, Aaron||DB||5-11||206||12/25/1993||R||Ball State|
|48||Thomas, Joe||ILB||6-1||227||5/6/1991||3||South Carolina State|
|5||Vogel, Justin||P||6-4||219||//||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|26||Waters, Herb||CB||6-0||188||11/10/1992||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|30||Williams, Jamaal||RB||6-0||212||4/3/1995||R||Brigham Young|
|Goodley, Antwan (IR)||WR||5-10||212||9/6/1991||1||Baylor|
|Rivers, David (IR)||CB||6-0||185||//||R||Youngstown State|
|10||Schum, Jacob (IR)||P||5-10||211||1/21/1989||3||Buffalo|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Randall missed six games due to a lingering groin injury during the 2016 campaign, and he was often limited due to the issue when he did play. In the playoffs he added 12 tackles and three passes defensed, including an interception. After Sam Shields (concussion) was placed on IR just one game into the season, Randall was expected to be Green Bay's top cover corner, a job he eventually lost to Ladarius Gunter. Randall will look to improve and stay healthy in 2017 as Green Bay tries to improve upon what was the NFL's 31st ranked pass defense.
Leff was released last week by the Falcons but it didn't take him long to find a new home. An undrafted rookie free agent, Leff played in 53 games for Auburn over four years, starting at right tackle all 13 games last season.
Adams was severely limited by an ankle injury in the NFC championship game, drawing only three targets while playing 40 percent of the offensive snaps. Unlike his knee injury the previous year, the ankle issue didn't linger into the offseason and impact his preparation in the spring. With his role secure and his body in tip-top shape, Adams is targeting the 1,000-yard mark after falling just three yards shy last season. While unlikely to convert 16 percent of his catches into touchdowns again, the 24-year-old could offset the rate decrease with a bump in overall volume if he continues on the positive development track.
Starks was only able to take the field for nine games this season, ending the year on concussion protocol. The 30-year-old running back rushed for a measly 145 yards on 63 carries while recording in 19 receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns in those nine contests. Starks' role on offense quickly diminished due to injuries and the emergence of Ty Montgomery as the new quick-paced, pass-catching target out of the backfield. The veteran now heads into free agency after spending the past seven seasons in Green Bay, the only place he has called home over his NFL career. It remains unseen how much Starks has left in the tank, especially when you factor in his injury plagued 2016 campaign, but he could find his way onto a team in need of a third-down back.
The cornerback did not offer any specifics on the injury but it will be something to keep an eye on as training camp nears. Before he got hurt, Waters was apparently playing well in OTAs.
Along the Packers' defensive front last season, Mike Daniels was the workhorse, earning 64.3 percent of the defensive snaps, while Guion (43.5) and Clark (32.5) were the only other D-lineman to surpass 20 percent. With Guion out of commission for the first quarter of the upcoming campaign, Clark is the candidate to earn an uptick in work, potentially blowing away his season high (42 percent in the NFC championship game) regularly from week to week. If the preceding comes to pass, Clark, a 2016 first-round pick, should build upon a 21-tackle rookie year.
The Packers' fourth-round pick in 2016, Martinez stepped up as a starting middle linebacker who often was in charge of calling the defense. A sprained MCL limited him in a few games and forced him to sit out three tilts. He appears to be a promising young player for a defense that struggled on the year, finishing the season ranked 22nd in total defense.
The DUI is the latest in a string of off-the-field issues surrounding the defensive tackle. Guion has already been suspended for the first four games of the season after violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. As a result, the Packers restructured the final two years of his contract, but this now may be the final straw for Green Bay, which has yet to comment on the matter. If he remains on the roster, there's a solid chance his suspension will be lengthened.
Shields suffered the fifth concussion of his career in Week 1 of last season and remained under the league protocol for head injuries through the end of the season before parting ways with Green Bay in February. It isn't clear if he's still dealing with symptoms, but the fact he's aiming to return in 2018 -- and not 2017 -- suggests he still is. The Miami (Fla.) product racked up 18 interceptions and 67 PBUs in 80 career games with the Packers and could be an interesting option on the free-agent market next offseason if he's able to prove that his latest round of head issues is behind him.
Davis also returned nine punts for 115 yards and three kickoffs for 64 yards. Drafted in the fifth round for his dynamic speed, Davis failed to carve out a meaningful offensive role. In fact, all three of his receptions came in Green Bay's Week 8 loss to the Falcons. Despite his lack of involvement, Davis will hope his year of experience will help him earn more action next season.
Daniels has consistently been the Packers best defensive lineman for the past few years. He was a key cog in a Green Bay run defense that ranked eighth in the NFL and he was the best pass rushing lineman on the team. He hasn't sat out of a game in the past four seasons and will look to continue his run of consistently good play in 2017.
Cobb dealt with injuries to his back, neck, hamstring and ankle last season, missing three games and appearing limited in others. He posted the second-worst mark of his career in yards per target (7.3), though it still represented an uptick from 2015 (6.4) when he played all 16 games but was bothered by a shoulder sprain. Cobb turns 27 in August and still has every chance to re-emerge as one of Aaron Rodgers' preferred weapons, but if the slot receiver doesn't get off to a strong start, he could find himself as no more than the fourth or fifth option in a passing game that can also lean on Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, TE Martellus Bennett and RB Ty Montgomery. Given the size of his contract, Cobb could be released after the season if he doesn't regain and sustain something close to his peak 2012-2014 form. Cobb did flash that potential at the end of last season, catching 18 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns on 24 targets in three playoff games.
Montgomery worked his way into Green Bay's backfield as last season wore on, primarily due to a need for bodies due to injuries to Eddie Lacy (ankle) and James Starks (knee/concussion). Finishing the season as the team leader in carries (77) and rushing yards (457), Montgomery also provided a dual threat due to his prior role as a wideout, with 44 receptions (on 56 targets) for 348 yards by campaign's end. After the Packers were ousted in the NFC championship game, McCarthy relayed that Montgomery should be considered a running back moving forward, and Lacy's departure in free agency spurred the head honcho to express confidence in Montgomery as a starting RB. The addition of Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays via the draft hasn't altered McCarthy's resolve one iota, helping Montgomery maintain his standing within the offense.
It seems more likely than not that Biegel won't be ready for the start of camp. The Wisconsin product has missed valuable practice time this offseason due to a couple of health problems, the first being a hand injury and the second being an aggravation of the Jones fracture in his right foot that sidelined him for the final two games of his collegiate career. The former never seemed to a be a serious issue in any case, but the latter could prove problematic, in regard to Biegel's rookie-year availability, if it lingers into the latter stages of the summer.
House was cut by the Jaguars prior to free agency beginning but will now return to the team that he spent his first four NFL seasons with. The cornerback likely will take on a bigger role in Green Bay the second time around, as the team is thin in the secondary and recently let defensive backs Micah Hyde and Sam Shields walk. House accrued 60 tackles and four interceptions in 16 games with the Jaguars two years ago, but only 17 tackles and no interceptions in 16 games in 2016.
Nelson caught both of his targets for 42 yards on the first drive, but was held to just three receptions for 22 yards on his next six targets before getting into the end zone from three yards out late in the third quarter. The veteran wide receiver did well to even be out there after fracturing at least two ribs against the Giants two weeks ago. He should be fully healthy by the start of the 2017 campaign.
The Packers signed Ricky Jean-Francois in free agency to account for Letroy Guion's upcoming four-game suspension, but Ringo will surely be a part of the mix more often, at least during the first quarter of the 2017 campaign . After spending his rookie year on the practice squad in 2015, Ringo appeared in eight games last season, yet he earned just 7.3 percent of the defensive snaps and two snaps overall on special teams, which translated to two solo tackles and one forced fumble. A modest increase in usage is unlikely to impact his relevance in the IDP realm.
Evans barely saw any playing time on defense despite all the injury woes the Packers' secondary endured. Instead, he logged the majority of his snaps on special teams, where he was a mainstay from Week 3 on. With Micah Hyde (shoulder) headed to the open market, Evans figures to have a slight chance of carving out a reserve safety role this summer.
The injury settlement removes Goodley from the Packers' injured reserve. When healthy, the Baylor product will look to catch on as a depth wideout elsewhere.
After an impressive preseason showing, Callahan bounced around the league from Green Bay to New Orleans to Cleveland before re-joining the Packers in December. He didn't appear in a game for any team, though, and while the former Division III quarterback is under contract with the Packers through 2017, he's a long shot from achieving anything more than No. 3 status as long as Brett Hundley is around.
King is a massive corner at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, but he's also one of the most athletic players in the draft. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds at the Combine, adding a 39.5-inch vertical, 6.56-second three-cone, and 3.89-second 20-yard shuttle. As a starting member of a pass defense that allowed just 5.7 yards per pass and intercepted 19 passes compared to just 13 passing touchdowns allowed in 2016, King has production in his favor, too. The Packers pass defense was a major problem in 2016, but King's length and athleticism should help.
A surprising Combine snub, Yancey is a player with the size (6-foot-2, 220 pounds), athleticism (4.5 40, 121-inch broad jump) and production to project as a potential fantasy factor in the NFL. Yancey is awkward after the catch and might not be able to play much over the middle, but he showed a unique ability to make plays downfield on the sidelines. Despite playing in a Purdue offense that was profoundly unable to throw downfield, Yancey turned 49 receptions into 951 yards and 10 touchdowns last year on 101 targets. Yancey will likely be a trendy dynasty dart pick as a Packer, and for good reason. If he makes this team, real opportunity should be there within a couple years, and the idea of teaming Yancey's deep game with Aaron Rodgers' arm is promising.
Kerridge went undrafted out of Michigan last spring before heading to Washington for training camp. He didn't survive final cuts though and ultimately wound up on the Packers' practice squad in early October. However, he was promoted to the active roster in November when the team needed running back depth and subsequently played in every game from Week 10 on, primarily on special teams. Now set to hit free agency once again, he'll likely land somewhere that's not Green Bay considering the team's starting fullback, Aaron Ripkowski, is under contract for another two years.
Jean-Francois visited a few teams after being cut by the Redskins last week before signing with the Packers. He had a career-high 32 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in 2016, and he'll likely see significant playing time along the defensive line with Green Bay.
Jones logged most of his collegiate snaps at safety, but the NFL has transitioned in recent years to repackaging safeties as inside linebackers in order to combat opposing passing attacks (see Deone Bucannon in Arizona and Mark Barron with the Rams). The Packers' initial plan for Jones appears to mimic this thinking, and he certainly boasts the size (6-foot-1, 220 pounds) and speed (4.41 40-yard dash at the Combine) to handle the rigors of the position. With Morgan Burnett locked down as the starting strong safety, any versatility Jones displays now will help him get on the field immediately in dime and nickel situations as a rookie.
Matthews separated his left shoulder after taking a borderline hit from Eagles guard Allen Barbre during Green Bay's Week 12 win. Although Matthews didn't miss a game because of the problem, it noticeably impacted his playing time and production, evidenced by his mere one sack through the Packers' final five regular-season outings. Fortunately, though, Matthews won't require surgery this offseason, which should enable him to participate in OTAs and minicamp, thus avoiding having to rehab instead.
Burnett was one of Green Bay's best defenders in 2016, playing in 91.9 percent of the team's defensive snaps. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers moved Burnett around more than in past seasons and Burnett responded with a career high in sacks while posting the second best passes defensed and interception numbers of his career. The Packers finished the season ranked 22nd in total defense and 31st in pass defense, and they'll look to improve around Burnett and bounce back in 2017.
Ripkowski played 15 games as a rookie last season, earning just one touch along the way, but after the team's primary ball-carrying options fell victim to injuries this year, the former sixth-round pick enjoyed an expanded role. Despite played the fullback position, Ripkowski proved to capable running between the tackles and catching occasional passes as well. While his lost fumble during Green Bay's NFC championship defeat will surely leave a sour taste in his mouth, Ripkowski can take pride in the role he carved out this season.
Rollins' surgery doesn't appear to have any major lasting effect on his availability at the current time. Rollins was notably dealing with concussion-like symptoms at the end of last season's playoff run. Assuming he suffers no setbacks, Rollins should be good a full go.
After joining the Packers in mid-December last season, Tripp appeared in the team's final two regular-season contests as well as all three postseason games but logged just five tackles along the way. He'll likely remain in a rotational role at inside linebacker next season and see the majority of his action on special teams.
Picking up Clinton-Dix's fifth-year option was an easy decision for Green Bay after the safety played 99.9 percent of defensive snaps for the Packers in 2016 and was named second-team All-Pro in just his third season. Clinton-Dix is now under contract through the 2018 campaign.
Crosby has now made at least 81 percent of his field goal attempts in four straight seasons since the disastrous 2012 campaign in which he converted merely 63.6 percent of the time. With the help of four double-digit scoring performances, Crosby finished tied for 14th league-wide in points, which came in spite of the Packers' offensive struggles during the middle of this season.
Rodgers worked behind Jared Cook for most of last season, and while Cook won't be back in the picture, the competition for snaps has only gotten tougher. Bennett will presumably serve as the No. 1 tight end and play the vast majority of snaps, leaving Kendricks and Rodgers to compete for whatever work is leftover.
Ryan went from playing in 24.7 percent of defensive snaps as a rookie in 2015 to playing 54.1 percent of snaps this past season. He improved as a coverage linebacker, defending three passes (plus three more in the playoffs) after he didn't defense a single pass as a rookie. The former fourth-round pick has been a decent player for the Packers and will look to improve as a starting caliber inside linebacker leading up to( the 2017 season.
Hundley saw just 22 snaps in 2016, only entering the game when the game was decided and the team didn't want to risk injuring starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers. While Hundley's stats look poor on the surface, the small sample size and poor quality of the reps makes it difficult to judge the second-year player's performance. Green Bay has shown confidence in Hundley as a backup and he'll likely have the same role in 2017.
The former BYU back is as physical of a runner as there is in this class and he routinely wore down opposing defenses last season while shouldering heavy workloads on a weekly basis. He doesn't offer much as a pass catcher and his athletic testing was pedestrian at the Combine, but his 123-inch broad jump shows that he has the leg strength to churn through contact and push the pile. Williams doesn't profile as a feature back, but he's ill-intentioned with the ball in his hands and should be a nice complement to Ty Montgomery.
Kendricks returns home to Wisconsin just a day after the team reached an agreement with fellow tight end Martellus Bennett. The Packers let veteran Jared Cook walk in free agency but are quickly filling the void as Kendricks, Bennett, and Richard Rodgers all figure to be integral parts of Aaron Rodgers' arsenal. Last season with the Rams, Kendricks recorded 50 receptions for 499 yards and two touchdowns, marking the best year of his career. The details of the contract are still unknown.
Thomas led the Packers' inside linebacker corps in playing time last season due to injuries to Jake Ryan (shoulder) and Blake Martinez. However, he is the odd man out when all three are healthy and figures to open the 2017 season in a backup role.
Jones (5-foot-9, 208 pounds) is an underrated prospect who was one of the best running backs in college football over the last four years, finishing his UTEP career with 4,114 yards (6.3 YPC) and 33 touchdowns in 35 games while adding 71 receptions for 646 yards and seven touchdowns. Quick and explosive, Jones' skill as a receiver is among the best at his position in this class. It would not surprise if he has a more successful career than fellow Green Bay running back pick Jamaal Williams, who went in the fourth round.
Mathews has never played in an NFL game and was a long shot to make the Packers' roster. With the team's linebacking corps being as healthy as it is, Mathews was no longer needed as a camp player.
A member of the organization since Dec. 20, McCaffrey has been promoted to the active roster due to a host of injuries within the receiving corps. There's a very real chance he's among the Packers' inactive list for Sunday's NFC championship game, but even if he isn't, he'll be hard-pressed to make his presence felt within the offense.
The 33-year-old superstar changed his diet last offseason in an effort to maximize his longevity, suggesting he at least plans to play deep into his 30s, if not his 40s. His skill set should allow for graceful aging, though a recurrence of the concussion issues that plagued him earlier in his career could throw a wrench in his plans. As for the more immediate future, Rodgers enjoyed a healthy offseason and should enter Week 1 with his best group of pass catchers since the days of Greg Jennings and Donald Driver. The team did lose two starting linemen (guard T.J. Lang and center JC Tretter) in free agency, but TE Martellus Bennett should be an upgrade on Jared Cook, joining the wideout trio of Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb to give Rodgers plenty of options. The team also used draft picks in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds on running backs, hoping to add some power to complement Ty Montgomery's prowess as a receiving threat.
Whitehead was just promoted from the practice squad prior to Week 8, so his stint with the active roster was short-lived. The Packers were attempting to add depth to their thin backfield, as they subsequently promoted fullback Joe Kerridge from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move.
Green Bay is able to keep him around for cheap, so bringing back his pass-rushing skills and special teams presence is an easy decision. With Julius Peppers headed to Carolina, expect Elliott to have the opportunity to win over more playing time next season if he can stay healthy.
Adams was a productive member of a very strong Auburn defense this year, and he solidified his prospect profile with a good showing at the Combine. At 6-foot-4, 304 pounds, Adams posted a 4.87-second 40-yard dash along with a 108-inch broad jump and 7.62-second three-cone. He should contribute meaningful snaps right away, even if off the bench.
Goodson tore his ACL in gruesome fashion last November but is already back on the field working with a trainer on the sidelines. After it was thought he might not be ready in time for the start of the 2017 season, the Baylor product is now eyeing a return for the middle of training camp.
After playing just eight defensive snaps as an undrafted rookie in 2015, Gunter was in on 83.4 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps in 2016. The Packers' top three cornerbacks entering the season, Sam Shields, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins all missed time due to injury, which allowed Gunter to carve out a role as the team's top cover corner. He struggled when matched up with some of the better receivers in the NFL but for the most part he impressed in the large role he was thrust into. He'll be looking to build off what was a breakout 2016 campaign in 2017.
Schum had been dealing with a back injury for weeks and was waived Thursday. In his absence, Justin Vogel will take over as the top punter in Green Bay, but the Packers could always bring in someone else for competition.
Rivers had been waived Wednesday but subsequently cleared waivers and thus reverted to injured reserve. While he may seem like a long shot to be the Packers' lone activation from IR this season, keep in mind that fellow undrafted corner Makinton Dorleant (knee) was given that honor in 2016.
Fackrell didn't see the field much in 2016, playing just 15.6 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps. He showed some promise as a pass rusher and could see an increased role in 2017 if the team loses Nick Perry or Julius Peppers, both of whom will be unrestricted free agents when the league year ends.
Whether it's off the field or on it, Bennett has made a point of reaching out to his new quarterback as the duo aim to get on the same page this season. "I'm always talking with him on the field, too, trying to see what he wants," Bennett said. "Always trying to figure out, just trying to have those conversations on and off the field, trying to get to know each other as players, and as people." After spending last season with the Patriots, Bennett will now get to be "the guy" at tight end and offers the Packers a size and physicality that haven't had at the position since Jermichael Finley played in 2013. Between his athletic ability and new-found friendship with Rodgers, Bennett could be in line for the best season of his career, boosting his fantasy value from years past.
The Packers took Lowry in the fourth round of last year's draft as he's a great fit for a 3-4 defense as a five-technique defensive end. Although it took him some time to acclimate to the professional game, Lowry posted sacks in back-to-back games during Week 14 and Week 15, which represented the first and second of his career, respectively. However, with starters Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels under contract through 2019, Lowry likely doesn't have chance of cracking the starting lineup anytime soon.
Perry started 12 games for Green Bay in 2016, where he posted career highs in sacks (11), tackles (35) and passes defended (4). Bringing back their top pass rusher was said to be a "key priority" for the Packers, an organization that typically leans towards grooming its talent in-house.
Janis' size and speed combination has made him an alluring commodity since entering the league as a seventh-round pick in 2014, and although this season was his most productive yet, the Saginaw Valley product remains a sparingly-used target in Green Bay's offense. Until he becomes more consistently involved, Janis figures to remain on the periphery of fantasy radars, but the fact that 2017 is the final year on his current contract could motivate Janis to make a bigger impact next season.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy expects Linsley, who has yet to practice after undergoing offseason ankle injury, be a participant during the early stages of training camp in late July. Sixth-round pick Kofi Amichia would be in line for additional reps if Linsley is sidelined throughout camp.