Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) throws a pass during the second half against the New England Patriots. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
The following are a few key players to keep an eye on when the Green Bay Packers take the field this Saturday against the Philadelphia Eagles in week three of the preseason.
It’s been an interesting week in Packers news, to say the least.
Not only did Green Bay find out they’re going to be without their leading receiver Jordy Nelson for the season, they’ve also had three of their five starting offensive linemen out nursing injuries, their backup quarterback Scott Tolzien will not play this week because of a concussion he suffered against Pittsburgh, and there’s murmurs that Aaron Rodgers will play very little, if at all, Saturday when the Packers take the field at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.
This will certainly not please the 72,000 plus fans who bought tickets to the Packers first home exhibition game of the year.
With so many Packers starters potentially sitting out this week, Saturday’s game could be an ugly one. If Rodgers doesn’t suit up or only plays one series, then Hundley and Matt Blanchard will play a good chunk of snaps against the Eagles starting defense.
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Hundley could really help his chances for making the final roster with a big game on Saturday. He looked terrible last week, only completing three passes for 19 yards. However, he showed enough promise in week one against New England to hope he can redeem himself at home against Philly.
In a game that typically features starters for two or three quarters, Hundley may be running the show in Green Bay. Let’s hope he shows enough to justify a roster spot this season.
The Packers don’t typically like to keep three quarterbacks on their final 53, but it may be too risky to stash the former UCLA standout on the practice squad. He has too much physical ability and potential.
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