2. Tra Carson
Running back depth is important for the Packers, especially in Matt LaFleur’s offense. And with Aaron Jones only returning to practice last week after dealing with hamstring tightness, and Jamaal Williams also missing time with a hamstring injury, the opportunity is there for a running back to earn a roster spot in preseason.
But despite starting both preseason games so far, Tra Carson has been unable to make an impact. In the preseason opener, Carson had just 15 rushing yards on eight carries. Against the Ravens, he had nine yards from six carries. That’s just 24 yards from 14 carries, or 1.7 yards per attempt, in the preseason so far.
But the opportunity is still there. If Williams continues to miss time, the Packers will need the depth at running back when the regular season begins at the start of September. Rookie Dexter Williams will make the roster, but he also didn’t have a great game against the Ravens with three carries for just five yards.
Darrin Hall has outplayed Carson in the preseason, averaging 4.3 yards per carry over the two games. Carson needs to play well against the Raiders next week, as it could be his final opportunity to show why he should make the roster.