Packers building strong depth for playoff run

Without question, the Green Bay Packers have experienced a deep rash of injuries this season. However, I simply describe it as “depth building,” which will go a long way towards the end of the season.
Why? Because I have always preferred the “cup is half full,” over the “half empty,” philosophy.
What was once a team that usually filled its injured starting players with practice squad additions or signings off the street, the Packers’ front office is finding better ways to add not only depth, but a few bright stars through trades and waiver wire acquisitions.
It begins with the signing of linebacker De’Vondre Campbell in early June. Then there were other key additions - wide receiver Randall Cobb, punter Corey Bojorquez, linebacker Whitney Mercilus, cornerback and most recent hero Rasul Douglas. Green Bay added a few more players for depth such as defensive tackle Dennis Kelly, linebackers La’Darius Hamilton and cornerback Isaac Yodum.
Imagine what the roster will look if and when all regular starters left tackle David Bakhtiari, wide receivers Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Kevin King and center Josh Myers return.
The Packers lost two significant pieces last week when tight end Robert Tonyan and rookie return specialist/running back Kylin Hill were lost for the season with knee injuries.
If the Packers can shore up the tight end, special teams and running back rooms, we could see shades of 2010 when the team had a similar rash of injuries, bolstered its depth chart, and watched its roster get healthy just in time for the playoffs. That was the same season when Green Bay won three straight road games in the playoffs, then collected its fourth Lombardi Trophy with a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
Could history repeat itself?