The Green Bay Packers have wrapped up nine training camp sessions and are now gearing up for the next phase of their preseason journey, which involves a couple of joint practices and preseason matchups.
In this preparatory phase, the Packers will engage in collaborative practice sessions with two other teams, the first being the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday, followed by a preseason clash on Friday night. With two more preseason games on the horizon before their highly anticipated season opener against the Chicago Bears, the Packers have a solid lineup of preparations.
While certain positional battles have already found resolution, such as the backup quarterback spot, others remain in a state of flux, evolving as the team inches closer to its preseason encounters. Here, we delve into three compelling position battles that are heating up just in time for the upcoming preseason games.
These three position battles on the Green Bay Packers are just beginning to heat up as we head into the preseason portion of the schedule.
Samori Toure vs Jayden Reed
Green Bay’s preseason buzz has been ablaze with excitement over the potential of both Samori Toure and Jayden Reed. Now, as the action shifts from words to the field, the true test begins – who will emerge victorious in the showdown for the starting slot receiver position, lining up alongside the dynamic duo of Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs?
Although the Packers initially positioned Toure as the frontrunner in their preliminary depth chart, it’s important not to read too much into early listings. Meanwhile, Reed, a rookie sensation, has been making waves with his impressive performances, showcasing a physicality that suits the slot role seamlessly. As the calendar flips to August, this captivating clash is set to extend throughout the month, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the ultimate revelation.
Rudy Ford vs Jonathan Owens vs Tarvarius Moore
While the race for the slot receiver position fuels excitement and anticipation, the contest for the safety spot stands in stark contrast – a mundane and uninspiring affair. Among the trio of contenders, none manage to ignite the excitement of fans. Instead, it appears to be unfolding out of necessity, as the Packers lack compelling options to pair with Darnell Savage in the safety position (a role where Savage himself fails to evoke much promise).
Zach Tom vs Josh Myers
Zach Tom’s trajectory is on a clear upward path, in stark contrast to Myers whose trajectory is currently trending downward. It’s a strong possibility that these paths will intersect, resulting in Tom overtaking Myers.
As the second-year professional gains momentum, he’s poised to secure a starting role on the offensive line by Week 1. The only lingering uncertainty pertains to whether he’ll anchor the right tackle position or take command at center. Myers, on the other hand, is confronted with the imperative of regaining his footing after encountering a series of challenging practices.