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DeAngelo Yancey

DeAngelo Yancey has not significantly separated himself from the competition so far this camp.

Despite his status as a fifth round pick, he’s not risen far above Malachi Dupre, Michael Clark, or Max McCaffrey.

If he’s going to make the roster, that will need to change ASAP.

Saturday night is a perfect opportunity to make a splash.

Dupre is sidelined with a concussion. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will likely play few snaps.

All that means that Yancey should again receive a healthy dosage of playing time after leading the Green Bay Packers’ skill position players last week with 31 snaps.

There is intense competition at receiver this camp, just like always. There’s a likely maximum of four and possibly only three spots for Geronimo Allison, Trevor Davis, Jeff Janis, Yancey, Dupre, Clark, and McCaffrey.

Yancey has decent speed and good size, which could make him an appealing safety blanket for the Packers’ backup quarterbacks. He took a step in the right direction last week by hauling in three of four targets for 67 yards.

The last Packers rookie fifth-round pick to not make the opening roster was tackle Jamon Meredith in 2009.

I’ll be looking for Yancey to build on his progress from preseason’s first week so he can avoid breaking that trend.