3 Packers who are desperate to perform in Week 2 of preseason

These three Packers players need to deliver against the Patriots.
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1. Austin Allen

Following Tyler Davis' season-ending injury in last week's preseason game, the Packers lack depth at tight end. They have rookies Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft, who will both play a significant number of snaps this season.

Josiah Deguara is in line for an important role, but he is listed as a fullback on the initial depth chart. The Packers have other plans for the former third-round pick, it seems. While he can play tight end, the team will need him to play several different roles this season.

Green Bay may decide to look for tight end depth elsewhere, either by signing a free agent or making a trade. While they are unlikely to make any significant moves, they could add an affordable free agent who can play on special teams and provide depth on offense.

That is, of course, unless they don't need to.

Austin Allen has an opportunity ahead of him. He can show the Packers why he is ready to make the roster and provide depth behind the starters. Green Bay signed Allen to its practice squad in January. Allen was an undrafted rookie in 2022.

Special teams are where Allen needs to impress most, and he is in line for a significant number of snaps against the Patriots this weekend.

Allen has a huge opportunity. He needs a strong performance in the preseason.

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