Schneidman believes Packers RB Jamaal Williams‘ roster spot is in jeopardy after they drafted second-round RB AJ Dillon and could free up $2.1 million in cap space by cutting him.
Schneidman could see the Packers fetching a late-round pick in exchange for Williams should they look to trade him.
As for Packers RB Dexter Williams, Schneigman expects him to get cut given RB Tyler Ervin is guaranteed a roster spot as their kickoff and punt return specialist.
Regarding the Packers’ receiving corps, Schneidman writes that their coaching staff is hopeful that Allen Lazard can fill the No. 2 role, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling stays healthy and remains productive.
At tight end, Schneidman anticipates Robert Tonyan becoming the primary receiving option even when second-year TE Jace Sternberger is healthy, given that Tonyan is the only “proven reliable pass-catcher” in their position group.
According to Nick Korte of Over The Cap, Bengals CB Trae Waynes‘ pectoral injury that will cost him a major chunk of the season likely drops the compensatory pick Minnesota was slated to receive from a third to a fourth-round pick.
Vikings first-round CB Jeff Gladney was scaled back at practice because his knee “flared up on him,” per HC Mike Zimmer. Gladney had offseason surgery on his meniscus. (Andrew Krammer)
Vikings G Pat Elflein said he was on board with the decision to move from left to right guard: “I feel good. I’m excited to compete. Versatility is a big thing in this league.” (Chris Tomasson)
Elflein is hanging on for a roster spot as he enters the final year of his contract but isn’t trying to change everything about his approach: “You just have to be the same person every day. … That’s what I’m going to keep doing. … It starts in practice. I just worry about one day at a time and getting better each day.” (Tomasson)