As the Green Bay Packers kicked off their preseason campaign with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday night, the scoreboard isn’t the sole focus. It’s about the growth of individuals and the team as a cohesive unit at this stage.
The Packers have every reason to wear a grin for the standout performances displayed by their young talents. While some mistakes cropped up, a slew of players brandished their skills, considerably boosting their prospects of securing a spot on the initial 53-man roster at the end of August.
Austin Allen is first up and is on this list due to a different reason than his peers. It wasn’t a jaw-dropping Bengals performance or a single standout play that earned him this spot. Rather, it’s the aftermath of the most significant injury Green Bay has witnessed so far this season – Tyler Davis’ ACL tear.
These four players on the Green Bay Packers boosted their chances to make the initial 53-man roster following the first preseason game.
With Davis sidelined for the entirety of the year, the roster now counts only Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft as tight ends (notably, Josiah Deguara and Henry Pearson are listed as fullbacks). The Packers are unlikely to venture into the season with merely two players at the position. In the absence of additional acquisitions, Allen appears poised to secure his spot on the initial 53-man roster, almost by default.
Now, let’s turn our spotlight to three other players who have amped up their chances of clinching a roster spot following the Packers’ victorious debut in the preseason.