GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -

Backup quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien both made the team as the Green Bay Packers trimmed their roster to the NFL's 53-man limit on Saturday afternoon.

Flynn and Tolzien had a competitive preseason competition behind star quarterback Aaron Rodgers the last month.

The previous time the Packers kept three quarterbacks going into a season was 2008, Rodgers' first year as an NFL starter.

Teams had until 4 p.m. EDT Saturday to set their roster for the start of the season. Green Bay plays the league's first game Thursday night at the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

The Packers announced they released 18 players and placed four others on injured reserve.

Notable cuts included safety Chris Banjo and wide receivers Myles White and Kevin Dorsey.

Banjo played every game and made one start last season for the Packers as an undrafted rookie. White also saw game action as an undrafted rookie with the team in 2013. Dorsey, a seventh-round draft pick by Green Bay, missed his entire rookie season last year with a toe injury.

Tight end Jake Stoneburner was among the players to go on the injured-reserve list. He appeared in nine games with Green Bay as an undrafted rookie last season.