3 Packers players to watch in first preseason game against Bengals

A new era begins for the Packers this week.
Green Bay Packers tight end Luke Musgrave
Green Bay Packers tight end Luke Musgrave / Wm. Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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Green Bay Packers football has finally arrived. The team kicks off its preseason on Friday evening against the Cincinnati Bengals, the first test for Matt LaFleur's team in the Jordan Love era.

The Bengals will host the Packers for a joint practice this week before the preseason showdown.

We should see more snaps from the starters this year than previously under LaFleur. The Packers have a young roster and need the reps. It should make for a fascinating few weeks leading into the regular season.

Here are three players to watch in the Packers' preseason opener against the Bengals.

3 Packers players to watch in preseason opener vs. Bengals

3. Luke Musgrave

Luke Musgrave has turned heads all summer with his elite speed, size, and athleticism. Musgrave will immediately make an impact as a receiver in his rookie season.

Musgrave is already the Packers' No. 1 tight end on the depth chart and is in line for a featured role this year.

The second-round pick has repeatedly shown off his big-play ability on the practice field. He now gets his first opportunity in live game action.

Can Musgrave break out a few highlight-reel catches against the Bengals? How will he hold up as a blocker? The Packers need Musgrave to become a major part of their offense, and all eyes will be on the rookie tight end in Cincinnati.