Packers: 3 players to watch in preseason vs. Chiefs

Green Bay Packers, Christian Watson (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Christian Watson (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers will wrap up their preseason on Thursday evening when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

For many players on the roster bubble, this is the final audition to impress and make a case for a spot on the 53-man roster.

Green Bay will have to reduce its roster to 53 players by next Tuesday. This is one final huge opportunity for players competing for a roster spot.

Here are three Packers to watch versus the Chiefs.

3. S Micah Abernathy

The Packers have a ton of injuries at safety. Darnell Savage is still dealing with a hamstring issue. Dallin Leavitt could be out a while, and we don’t know how much time Vernon Scott could miss.

Micah Abernathy impressed in last week’s preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints, and he has an opportunity to make the 53.

Abernathy made four tackles, a tackle for loss, one pass defense, and one interception in last week’s game. Can he put in another strong performance?

2. OL Zach Tom

Zach Tom has been outstanding this summer, showing not only the versatility to play all five positions, but also that he is ready to start.

Tom hasn’t allowed a single pressure in the preseason so far, according to Pro Football Focus.

The fourth-round pick has proven he is capable of starting at guard and tackle. Another good performance could be enough to land him a starting spot in Week 1.

1. WR Christian Watson

Christian Watson is back at practice after missing the start of training camp. This should mean he’s available for Thursday’s game at Kansas City.

Romeo Doubs has been a standout for the Packers this summer, but Watson was selected 34th overall, the highest the Packers have taken a receiver in two decades. It will be interesting to see how comfortable he looks in Matt LaFleur’s offense.

There will be high expectations for Watson this year, and he will be a player to watch in the final preseason game.