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  • Packers' Dexter Williams: Behind Carson on depth chart

    Williams is behind Tra Carson on the running back depth chart according to coach Matt LaFleur, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

    LaFleur praised Carson's knowledge and pass protection, suggesting Williams isn't picking up some intricacies of the game as quickly as the coach would like. The rookie sixth-rounder out of Notre Dame is far from a lock for a roster spot at this point.

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  • Packers' Tra Carson: Clinging to No. 3 spot

    Carson is currently ahead of rookie Dexter Williams on the running back depth chart according to coach Matt LaFleur, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

    LaFleur cited Carson's superior pass protection as the reason for his current edge over the rookie Williams. Both guys remain behind Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams at this point, but Carson's in a good position to earn a roster spot.

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  • Packers' Keith Ford: Not in prominent depth chart spot

    Ford had six carries for 11 yards and one reception for eight yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders.

    Ford finished third among Packers running backs that suited up in both touches and carries, which essentially slots him fifth on the depth chart heading into next week's preseason finale.

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  • Packers' Equanimeous St. Brown: Out at least four weeks

    St. Brown is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after an MRI revealed a high-ankle sprain, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    St. Brown suffered the injury in Thursday's preseason game against Oakland, ending his bid for a Week 1 depth role. The Packers may consider placing him on injured reserve, but they'll need to wait until rosters cut down to 53 players if they want the option of bringing St. Brown back for the second half of the season. His absence should lock in Jake Kumerow and Trevor Davis for roster spots, while Darrius Shepherd, Allen Lazard (shoulder) and J'Mon Moore now have better odds if the Packers decide to keep a sixth wide receiver.

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  • Packers' Allen Lazard: Injury not concerning

    Lazard (shoulder) is not expected to miss significant time after exiting Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

    Lazard appeared to suffer a shoulder injury after making a diving catch during Thursday's exhibition tilt. The second-year receiver has put forth a strong preseason and has a chance to make the 53-man roster if healthy.

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  • Packers' Ty Summers: Another 10-tackle effort

    Summers had 10 tackles (nine solo) in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens.

    Summers accumulated 10 tackles for the second time in three preseason games, so he's faring well in the output department. The Packers are pretty banged up at the inside linebacker position, so Summers -- an undrafted free agent -- is in decent position to earn a roster spot.

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  • Packers' J'Mon Moore: Makes one reception

    Moore caught one pass for five yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders.

    A car accident Moore was involved in the prior week did not have any lasting effects, as Moore was able to take the field just one week later. However, he caught just one pass, and he has just three receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Moore was a fourth-round pick last year, so his upside could still earn him a roster spot. However, he has been outproduced during the exhibition season by several other pass catchers competing for the same job, so he's likely on the outside looking in heading into the fourth and final preseason game.

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  • Packers' Robert Tonyan: Plays extensively against Raiders

    Tonyan caught one pass for 11 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders.

    Tonyan was the lone tight end with an actual chance to make the Packers' roster to suit up Thursday, which resulted in him playing 66 percent of the snaps on a night when most of Green Bay's key players didn't see action. It remains to be seen exactly what type of role Tonyan will have when the regular season begins, but he will open as either the No. 2 or No. 3 tight end for the Packers.

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  • Packers' Sam Ficken: Opportunities limited

    Ficken made the lone extra point he attempted in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens.

    Ficken has not missed a kick during the exhibition season, making all three extra points and his lone field-goal attempt. He remains alive in the race to secure the Packers' kicking job, but he presumably remains behind incumbent Mason Crosby, and his chances to impress have been limited with the Packers attempting only two field goals through three preseason games. Ficken will have one more shot to show what he can do in next week's exhibition finale, but it seems unlikely much will change. The Packers will ultimately decide whether to stick with the status quo in Crosby, or go with the less experienced but less expensive Ficken.

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  • Packers' Mason Crosby: Makes both extra-point attempts

    Crosby made both of his extra-point attempts in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders.

    For the second time in three preseason games, the Packers did not attempt a field goal, so neither Crosby nor fellow kicker Sam Ficken got a chance to show what they could do in that regard. Ficken made the lone extra point he attempted Thursday, and both kickers have been perfect during the exhibition season. The Packers' kicking situation remains the same heading into the final preseason contest -- Crosby has done nothing to cede his job as the Packers' kicker, but Ficken remains in the conversation.

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  • Packers' Kevin King: Spotted running sprints

    King (hamstring) ran sprints during pregame warmups Thursday, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

    King did not have any chance to play Thursday, but his pregame work does provide an update on where he stands healthwise. It remains to be seen if King will be ready to go for Week 1.

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  • Packers' Josh Jackson: Makes preseason debut

    Jackson (foot) made his preseason debut Thursday and recorded two tackles and two pass deflections.

    Jackson returned to practice a few days earlier after opening training camp on the non-football injury list, and he was able to immediately jump into action. The 2018 second-rounder almost certainly won't be starting in Week 1, but he will be part of the mix in some fashion when the Packers get extra defensive backs on the field.

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  • Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Continues showing up

    Shepherd caught three passes for 40 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders.

    Shepherd opened eyes for the third time in as many exhibition games, hauling in every pass thrown his direction and making a nice toe-tapping grab 22 yards downfield for his longest gain of the night. Thursday's contest included a couple notable developments in the race for the final receiver positions on the Packers' roster, as Trevor Davis seemingly sewed up a spot. However, Equanimeous St. Brown may have dropped out for the time being due to a potentially serious leg injury. As a result, Shepherd is still in a similar spot he was in last week, namely, not a lock to make the roster, but in good position to do so.

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  • Packers' Jake Kumerow: Finds paydirt against Raiders

    Kumerow caught two passes for 20 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders.

    Kumerow was on the field for just 20 snaps, but that was ample time for him to find paydirt for the first time this preseason. Kumerow has shined in training camp for the second year in a row, and he's managed to stay healthy after missing a good chunk of last season because of a shoulder injury. Kumerow was already in line to not only make the roster, but have some sort of role in the Packers' offense, prior to Thursday, and both seem even more likely at this point with fellow wideout Equanimeous St. Brown suffering a potentially serious ankle injury in the contest.

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  • Packers' DeShone Kizer: Ineffective in third preseason game

    Kizer completed four of seven passes for 24 yards and ran once for six yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders. He did not throw any touchdowns and was intercepted once.

    Kizer started the Packers' first two exhibition games, but fellow reserve quarterback Tim Boyle got that chance Thursday. Boyle played the entire first half and fared well, leading the Packers on three consecutive scoring drives in the second quarter. Kizer, on the other hand, did not, failing to put any points on the board while turning the ball over once and taking three sacks. Boyle, as the first quarterback in, clearly had the opportunity to take the field with players higher on the depth chart; however, the Packers held out nearly all their key players due to field conditions, so it wasn't a major difference. Kizer was seemingly the favorite to earn the backup job behind Aaron Rodgers heading into Thursday's contest, but the competition now seems wide open with one preseason game to go.

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  • Packers' Dexter Williams: Dozen touches Thursday

    Williams had 11 carries for 27 yards and one reception for five yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders.

    Williams did not do anything particularly notable Thursday, but his performance was far better than it was in the exhibition game the previous week. Williams and Tra Carson continue to compete for the No. 3 running back spot on the Packers' depth chart, and Williams still likely has a better chance to make the squad. Each player will get one more chance to show what he can do with extended playing time next week.

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  • Packers' Equanimeous St. Brown: Using crutches after game

    St. Brown (leg) left the locker room on crutches after Thursday's preseason game against Oakland, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

    A big hit sent St. Brown to the sideline and later on a cart back to the locker room. His use of crutches and a walking boot suggests the injury is at least somewhat serious, likely putting him in danger of missing Week 1. Prior to the injury, St. Brown had been fighting for the fourth or fifth spot at wide receiver, competing against Jake Kumerow, Trevor Davis, Darrius Shepherd and Allen Lazard (shoulder).

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2018 Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 104.2
(22nd)
289.3
(6th)
369.1
(12th)
Def. 119.9
(22nd)
254.6
(16th)
354.4
(18th)

Injuries

Player Injury
B. Martinez ILB Blake Martinez ILB Undisclosed
J. Graham TE Jimmy Graham TE Finger
R. Gary LB Rashan Gary LB Undisclosed
I. Campbell DB Ibraheim Campbell DB Knee - ACL
D. Vitale FB Danny Vitale FB Calf

Packers Tickets

vs KC
Thu, Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm
Lambeau Field
Green Bay, Wis.