According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, it’s “a given” that the Packers will keep 6 wide receivers on their 53 man roster this season. That’s very good news for the largely unknown Diondre Borel, a collegiate quarterback who drew rave reviews from both Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy this week for his work as a wide receiver in his 2nd season after going undrafted out of Utah State in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Aside from a trade involving one of the guys ahead of him on the depth chart, the only way Borel would have been able to make the roster would be if they carried 6 receivers as Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, and Donald Driver are all locks to make the roster. This report also makes it seem less likely that Jones will be traded. Jones had his name in trade rumors involving the Houston Texans earlier this week. They could still trade Jones and keep 6 wide receivers if they feel that another largely unknown receiver, Tori Gurley, is ready for the active roster.