Special teams (3)
The kicking competition continued into the preseason opener. Mason Crosby returned to practice this week after missing the start of training camp with a calf injury. The Packers didn’t attempt any field goals in the game, but Crosby and Sam Ficken both had two extra-point attempts each. And they both converted all of their kicks.
Based on one game, it has to be advantage Crosby. I think it would take Ficken outplaying Crosby throughout the summer to have a realistic chance of winning the job. Yes, it’s a new coaching staff. But Crosby has experience making difficult kicks in tough conditions at key moments in the regular season. As long as he’s at his best through the preseason, it’s hard to imagine him not winning the job.
But with three preseason games to go, the competition is far from over. This will be a positional battle to watch in the next few weeks.
JK Scott punted well in the preseason opener, averaging 45.6 yards on five punts with two landing inside the 20-yard line. One of his punts also led to a turnover and touchdown by Equanimeous St. Brown.
After one preseason game, who do you think will make the Packers’ final 53-man roster, and who will miss out?