Packers roundup: Players to watch in Week 1 of preseason

Green Bay Packers, Jake Kumerow (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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A roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers articles for Monday, August 5.

Welcome to the Packers News Report.

Green Bay Packers football makes its return this week. Outside of the team’s bye week in the regular season, they will be playing football every single week until the end of December.

But we are now exactly one month away from the season opener at Chicago.

And today, the team will host the Houston Texans for the first of two joint practices this week ahead of their preseason contest on Thursday evening.

On Sunday, the team announced that Jordy Nelson has retired as a Packer. It’s a great way to end a legendary career in Green Bay.

News and notes from around FanSided

Five players to watch in preseason opener vs. Texans (Lombardi Ave)

Three days away from Green Bay’s first preseason contest, here’s a look at five players to watch against the Texans.

Will this be Robert Tonyan’s breakout season? (Dairyland Express – Paul Bretl)

Paul Bretl of Dairyland Express looks at whether this could be a breakout season for tight end Robert Tonyan.

Three players that will be starting in 2019 (Dairyland Express – Gage Bridgford)

Gage Bridgford of Dairyland Express writes about three players he believes will win starting jobs at some point in the 2019 season.

Fantasy Football 2019: No top tier tight end? No problem! (FanSided – Joe Metz)

Joe Metz of FanSided writes about why you don’t need to select a tight end early in fantasy football drafts this year, with a look at potential late-round targets.

More news and notes from around the internet

Packers camp notes: OLB Za’Darius Smith living up to the hype (Packers Wire – Zach Kruse)

Packers WR battle is heating up (Cheesehead TV – Brandon Carwile)

Packers Camp Insider: Versatile Rashan Gary shows pass-coverage skills ( – Tom Silverstein)

Getting a handle on Za’Darius Smith no easy task ( – Mike Spofford)

Fantasy tips and nuggets from Bears, Packers and Vikings camps (ESPN – Dan Graziano)

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We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Packers News Report.