Packers roundup: Takeaways from preseason so far

Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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A roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers articles for Sunday, August 18.

Welcome to the Packers News Report.

We’re almost at the third week of preseason, which means the regular season is only a couple of weeks away. Tackling is a concern for the defense at the moment (more on that shortly), but one big question is which wide receivers will make the 53-man roster. General manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur will have some tough decisions to make.

Let’s assume that four spots are gone; Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Jake Kumerow are all roster locks. But who else will make the roster?

Equanimeous St. Brown? J’Mon Moore? Allen Lazard? Darrius Shepherd? Trevor Davis?

Which receivers do you think should make the roster? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.

Today’s Packers News Report features a look ahead to Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, and also takeaways from the opening two preseason contests.

News and notes from around FanSided

Three players who need to play well vs. Oakland Raiders (Lombardi Ave)

On Thursday night, which three players need to have good games against the Oakland Raiders?

Three takeaways from first two preseason games (Dairyland Express – Paul Bretl)

Paul Bretl of Dairyland Express looks at the top three takeaways from the Packers’ opening two preseason games.

No need to worry about Rashan Gary (Dairyland Express – Paul Bretl)

In this article, Paul Bretl writes about why there is no need to worry about first-round pick Rashan Gary.

Tackling is the biggest concern ahead of regular season (Lombardi Ave)

As promised, here’s a look at why the Packers need to improve their number of missed tackles before the season opener on September 5.

More news and notes from around the internet

Packers Stock Report Preseason Week 2 (Cheesehead TV – David Michalski)

Packers coach Matt LaFleur hoping Aaron Rodgers can get some preseason reps ( – Jim Owczarski)

Switch to sideline gives Pettine ‘best of both worlds’ ( – Wes Hodkiewicz)

Packers punter JK Scott put up another excellent performance against Ravens (Acme Packing Company – Evan “Tex” Western)

More. Top 30 moments in franchise history. light

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