Packers roundup: Potential surprise cuts, preseason important for LaFleur

Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

A roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers articles for Wednesday, August 28.

Welcome to the Packers News Report, just eight days from the Green Bay Packers’ regular season opener. Tomorrow, they play the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field in what will likely be a battle of the backups.

But just over one week from now, the team will travel to Soldier Field to kick off the NFL’s 100th season against the Chicago Bears.

In the Packers News Report today: five potential surprise cuts for Green Bay, the importance of the new signings this season, why seven wide receivers could make the 53-man roster, and more.

News and notes from around FanSided

Green Bay Packers: Five potential surprise cuts on the final 53-man roster (NFL Spin Zone – Joe Kipp)

Joe Kipp of NFL Spin Zone takes a look at five potential surprise cuts for Green Bay when the team decides its 53-man roster later this week.

Green Bay Packers 10 Keys to success: #6 New Faces/New Places (Dairyland Express – Jacob Westendorf)

Jacob Westendorf of Dairyland Express writes about how the new additions to the roster are key to the team’s success in 2019.

Prediction: Seven wide receivers make 53-man roster (Lombardi Ave)

Last year, Green Bay kept eight wide receivers on the 53-man roster. I made my case for why they’ll keep seven this time.

Preseason reps also important for Matt LaFleur (Lombardi Ave)

I wrote about why the preseason has been just as important for new head coach Matt LaFleur as it is for the players.

More news and notes from around the internet

Potential practice squad candidates heading into preseason Week 4 (Cheesehead TV – Maggie Loney)

Five possible roster cut candidates who could help the Packers’ depth at ILB (Acme Packing Company – Evan “Tex” Western)

Packers can relate to physical, emotional trauma that drove Andrew Luck into retirement ( – Ryan Wood)

Matt LaFleur will have an eye on everything Thursday ( – Mike Spofford)

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