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Rodgers believes 'difficult cuts' lie ahead for Thompson, McCarthy

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Taking a short glance around the team locker room Thursday, Aaron Rodgers anticipates a lot of difficult decisions in the forecast for Packers general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy. With competition flooding several prominent positions, the Packers quarterback believes this could be the toughest cuts the team has had to make during his seven training camps under the Thompson/McCarthy umbrella. That includes on the defensive line where eight of the 12 players on the roster have two or more accrued NFL seasons, including veterans Daniel Muir, Phillip Merling and Anthony Hargrove, who all signed as free agents during the offseason. Two others, Jerel Worthy and Mike Daniels, are rookies whom the Packers appear to have plans for. On the offensive end, the Packers return all five of their wide receivers from last season and still hold the rights to Diondre Borel and Tori Gurley, a pair of undrafted free agents last year who opted to remain on the team's practice squad instead of signing elsewhere. “It’s tough,” Rodgers said. “This is going to be I think the most difficult cuts that Ted and his staff, and Mike have to do because we’re deep. Just look at that position group right to my left on the defensive line, there’s a lot of guys in that group who are probably going to be playing big minutes for other teams because we don’t have the room for them we’re so deep, so it’s tough.”

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