5. Green Bay is casting a wide net to fill its 90-man roster.
The Packers had 51 players available for this year’s rookie minicamp, a jump from the 28 participants Green Bay was limited to last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the 11 draft picks and 14 undrafted rookies, the Packers also had eight current players and 18 tryout hopefuls participating. Green Bay currently has 89 players on its offseason roster, one under the 90-player maximum.
“It allows you to do a little bit more … in terms of competition” LaFleur said. “Because I’m a firm believer that competition will bring out the best in you, so the more competitive that it is, I think it kind of will show what these guys are all about.”
The 18 tryout players were: UW-Whitewater receiver Ryan Wisniewski, Missouri receiver Keke Chism, South Carolina State cornerback Zafir Kelly, FIU quarterback Max Bortenschlager, Grand View receiver Anthony Turner, Washington (St. Louis) cornerback Andrew Whitaker, Coastal Carolina safety Alex Spillum, Iowa safety Xavior Williams, Clemson punter Will Spiers, St. Norbert College safety Kendall Karcz, Memphis fullback Sean Dykes, Utah State tight end Carson Terrell, Indiana linebacker Ryder Anderson, Georgia Tech long snapper Jack Coco, Troy long snapper Cameron Kaye, Minnesota defensive lineman Sam Renner, Iowa guard Kyler Schott, and Mississippi State linebacker Kobe Jones.