Packers: 3 bubble players who deserve to make 53-man roster

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Kabion Ento

It’s been a good few weeks for cornerback Kabion Ento. He has seen his chances of making the 53-man roster rise significantly with his play in the preseason, along with some of the other roster moves the team has made.

If we assume that Jaire Alexander, Kevin King, Eric Stokes, Chandon Sullivan, and Shemar Jean-Charles are roster locks, that potentially only leaves one spot remaining. The CBs competing for that roster spot are Ento, Isaac Yiadom, and Stephen Denmark.

Ento has been with the Packers all year so he’s got a head start on learning the new system. Yiadom was brought in earlier this month in a trade that saw Josh Jackson go to the New York Giants, while Denmark was signed earlier this week.

The fact Green Bay moved on from Jackson and Ka’dar Hollman is a sign the team has confidence in Ento.

He has been impressive this summer. In the Packers’ two preseason games, Ento has made seven tackles, one pass defense, and one interception. He earned the Packers’ highest Pro Football Focus grade on defense against the Houston Texans.

Following that game, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted that Ento seemed to have been promoted up the depth chart as he was working with the second-team defense. The Packers have since traded away Jackson and Hollman.