2. WR Juwann Winfree
The Packers’ wide receiver room is set, right? Don’t be so sure. Juwann Winfree will be aiming to move up the depth chart and land a spot on the 53-man roster this summer.
Winfree was having a great summer in 2021 before he suffered an injury that derailed his momentum.
Aaron Rodgers said this week that Winfree “definitely is going to put himself in a position to have an impact”. Rodgers also noted that he trusts Winfree, which is important for a quarterback-wide receiver connection.
And it’s plays like this one that will only continue to build that trust.
To come up with a big catch against one of the Packers’ top cornerbacks in practice won’t go unnoticed.
If Winfree can continue to play well consistently, both on the practice field and in the preseason, he could give the Packers no choice but to keep him on the 53-man roster.
There will be a ton of competition at receiver. It’s important for Winfree to stay healthy and to build on his fast start. He is clearly a talented player.
Winfree has played well this week and earned the praise of Aaron Rodgers. That’s not a bad way to begin training camp.