3 takeaways from Packers’ joint practice with Saints

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Kingsley Enagbare, T.J. Slaton stock continues to rise

Green Bay’s starting defense looks strong, but there were question marks over the depth entering training camp. Kingsley Enagbare and T.J. Slaton are going a way to prove how strong the depth is.

After a slow start to training camp, rookie Enagbare has stepped up and put together a run of great performances, including in last week’s preseason opener versus the San Francisco 49ers.

Slaton has been impressive all summer, and that continued during Tuesday’s practice with the Saints.

The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman believes Enagbare is “making a strong case for OLB3”. He noted that Enagbare broke up a pass, made a sack, and had a tackle for loss during Tuesday’s joint practice.

This backs up an excellent preseason performance, with Enagbare making one sack, one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits against the 49ers.

Slaton’s roster spot is secure and he will be part of the defensive line rotation this season. He has repeatedly shown his interior pass-rush ability this summer.

According to Bill Huber of Sports Illustrated, Slaton made a sack to finish Tuesday’s joint practice.

The Packers’ starting defense is as good as any, but if they can also get contributions from the likes of Enagbare and Slaton, look out. It’s great to see the two making plays.