Which five Green Bay Packers players are shining at training camp?
We’re moving ever closer to the start of the regular season. As the Green Bay Packers prepare for their second of three preseason games against the New York Jets, which five players are impressing at training camp?
Now is the time where players on the roster bubble need to step up and prove why they should be part of the initial 53-man roster a few weeks from now.
A bad preseason performance could all but end a player’s chances of making the 53, as we saw with Josh Jackson last week. However, the opposite can also be true.
So far this summer, which players have impressed? Here are five names to know.
Second-round pick Josh Myers has made the fast start the Packers would’ve hoped for. He takes on the tall order of replacing All-Pro Corey Linsley this season. While we shouldn’t expect Linsley-level performances in his rookie year, Myers has shown he’s ready to step right in at center.
The preseason opener wasn’t a good one for the offensive line, but Myers was one of the few to put in an impressive performance. Myers only played 15 snaps, but that was enough for him to set up the Packers’ only touchdown of the night with a crucial block for Kylin Hill to reach the end zone.
There will be ups and downs along the way. Myers struggled at practice on Wednesday — Aaron Rodgers said as much — but overall he has received nothing but praise for his work over the summer. And Rodgers has repeatedly said how impressed he has been with the rookie center.
“Overall, he’s done a really nice job,” said Rodgers on Wednesday.