3 Packers in danger of losing their job after first week of training camp

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The opening week of Green Bay Packers training camp has revealed some insight into how various positional battles could shake out.

Rookie Carrington Valentine and second-year players Zach Tom and Tyler Goodson are among the standout performers so far, increasing their chances of either making the roster or landing a starting job, in Tom's case.

Not every player has made the start they would have hoped for in the first week of camp. These three players could struggle to make the Packers' initial 53-man roster at the end of the month.

3. Pat O'Donnell

Pat O'Donnell hasn't necessarily made a bad start to training camp, but he will be pushed by backup Daniel Whelan, who has shown plenty of power in his punts.

"Daniel Whelan can punt. Impressive today both into/with the wind. On 12 punts, he averaged 52.0 yards and 4.56 seconds of hang time," writes ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

Andy Herman of the Pack-A-Day podcast noted that the Irish-born punter "looks to be pushing O'Donnell."

Opting for Whelan over O'Donnell would make financial sense for the Packers. They would create $1.25 million in cap space by releasing O'Donnell.

O'Donnell has more experience and remains the favorite for the job, but Whelan has been impressive and could push the veteran for the roster spot.