7 bold predictions for the Packers 2023 training camp

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4. Packers bring back Mason Crosby

Rookie kicker Anders Carlson is winning the battle for the job as things stand. He is the only kicker currently on the roster, and as long as he shows some consistency at camp, the job is likely his. However, that's a big if.

The pressure cranks up the closer we get to the season. Packers coach Matt LaFleur will want to see consistency on kicks beyond 40 yards, something he struggled with in college. It's fine to miss the occasional kick beyond 50 yards, but Carlson converted only 25 of 39 attempts between 40-49 yards over five seasons at Auburn.

That's the area Carlson needs to improve and where the pressure could build if he misses a few at training camp.

The Packers' all-time leading points scorer, Mason Crosby, is still available in free agency. He has given no indication of retirement. Crosby is ready to play. Green Bay hopes Carlson is its long-term answer, but he needs to prove it.

Carlson has to win a competition against himself. But the Packers could quickly add another kicker to the roster if he gets off to a slow start.

Carlson's college record is concerning. If he can't show consistency once the preseason rolls around, the Packers may need to smash the emergency glass.