4 standouts and 1 dud from Packers joint practice with Bengals

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Standout: Carrington Valentine

At this point, we can permanently include Carrington Valentine's name in the standouts. He had yet another impressive practice on Wednesday.

According to Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com, Valentine started at outside corner in team drills in place of Jaire Alexander, and he made two pass breakups in the red zone.

Valentine is a perfect example of a player making the most of his opportunities. Alexander not participating in the team drills is a possible indicator that he won't play in the preseason game this week. Valentine gets his opportunity and, once again, puts in an impressive performance.

The rookie has impressed all summer, all but guaranteeing a spot on the Packers' 53-man roster.

Standout: Henry Pearson

Josiah Deguara is listed as a fullback on the Packers' first depth chart, but he is working his way back from a calf injury that held him out of a few practices.

In his place, backup Henry Pearson has played well. Pearson still earned first-team reps as Deguara was eased back in following his injury. According to Bill Huber, Pearson made a "terrific one-handed catch" on a pass from Jordan Love.

Pearson is a long shot to make the roster. Deguara is listed as a fullback on the depth chart, and it's unlikely the Packers will keep two. Still, Pearson has played well.