Three players who need to step up for the Green Bay Packers in the preseason.
At long last, football is back. Weekends will no longer be without NFL football. Preseason gets underway for the Green Bay Packers on Saturday evening when they host the Houston Texans.
For the star players like Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams, the preseason isn’t all that important. They likely won’t feature much, if it all, in the coming weeks, instead focusing on getting reps on the practice field.
Where the preseason is important is for players on the roster bubble, and for young players trying to get some important reps in a real game situation. This is what the Packers, and every other team, missed last year. The preseason is still an important time for the coaches to evaluate the players competing for a spot on the 53-man roster.
It’s an opportunity for those players to make an impact in a real game and show they are deserving of a spot on the 53. But it’s also a great chance for other players at their position to impress, so it’s important to put in a good performance.
Here’s a look at three Packers who need to step up and play well in Saturday’s preseason opener.