Packers Roster Predictions: Who’s going to be the biggest surprise

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on the 53? Every year Womens Dean Lowry Jersey , someone comes out of nowhere to end up on the active roster. Although the Green Bay Packers’ roster seems a bit easier to predict
this year than past seasons, there could still be a few surprises in store. The
fourth preseason game always holds surprises, and plenty of players have made a
53 based on a big game in the exhibition finale. Here’s what the APC staff had
to say about potential surprises this week.(Editor’s note: these picks were
submitted prior to the Packers’ trade of Brett Hundley the and subsequent
reports that the team hopes to keep Boyle.)Evan “Tex” Western: RB LeShun
DanielsI really liked what I saw out of the former Iowa running back in limited
action (16 snaps) a week ago -- Daniels ran with power and made a few nice cuts,
and I think he looked much better than Joel Bouagnon has all summer long.With
Jamaal Williams likely resting up for week one and Ty Montgomery nursing an
injury (plus Aaron Jones being suspended for the first two regular season
games), there should be plenty of snaps to go around between the team’s depth
running backs -- Daniels, Bouagnon, Bronson Hill, and recently-healthy Devante
Mays. I think Daniels breaks a few tackles, puts up a few nice runs, and shows
some pass-blocking chops to beat out the other backs to earn a backup
least until Jones returns.Paul Noonan: Tim BoyleThe Packers made a mistake last
year in keeping Brett Hundley. Hundley was a long-term developmental project,
but after a few games it became clear that he was awful, and everyone regretted
the absence of Taysom Hill. It’s entirely possible that Hill is worse than
Hundley, though not very likely, but even Hill’s contributions to special teams
would have added more value. There’s a lesson here, and that lesson is to keep
the best player regardless of how you got them. Boyle has no pedigree and wasn’t
particularly good in college Marquez Valdes-Scantling Jersey , but he’s already shown better in-game skills, instincts, and arm strength than Hundley or DeShone Kizer. Kizer may
turn into something, someday, but generally speaking quarterbacks who play as
poorly as he did don’t develop enough to be useful. The reasons to keep Hundley
and Kizer are all based in the sunk cost fallacy. Boyle may be terrible, but at
least we’re not sure yet. Wendi Hansen: Tim BoyleI know. I KNOW! I’m surprising
myself by putting Boyle’s name on the list. When once a very strong advocate of
a two-man QB roster, I went and rewatched the footage from the Packers first
preseason game of the year. That, combined with his consistency during practice
this season kind of has me warming up to the idea of him wearing an official
green and gold jersey. The truth is, Boyle has an arm. He’s quick on his feet
with a running game that reminds me a lot of Rodgers. Given the fact he will get
more playing time on Thursday, this might be his chance to seal the deal. Or, at
the very least, confirm a spot on the practice squad. Shawn Wagner: Adam
Pankey/Raven GreeneIf you would have asked me about six weeks ago, listing
offensive line swingman Adam Pankey here would’ve been a fairly large surprise.
The Packers added experienced veteran Byron Bell after drafting Cole Madison and
developing former draft pick Kofi Amichia. Yet, after one of the most disastrous
offensive line games I can remember (even Mike McCarthy noted as much), Pankey
is winning my final spot on the offensive line over Kyle Murphy and Kofi
Amichia. If I’m going with a more moderate surprise Josh Jones Jersey White , it’s Raven Greene at safety solidifying a spot in game four. Without a clear runaway favorite emerging at safety between Greene,
Marwin Evans, and even Quinten Rollins, the former stands a chance to be one of
this year’s undrafted holdovers. Although his name hasn’t been as frequently
heard as I thought it would be this preseason, Greene forced a fumble versus the
Raiders and was a playmaker in college. His ability to learn and grow as a
special teamer as the season wears on while being a true safety gives Greene a
spot over the disappointing Rollins and forgotten Evans.Jon Meerdink: Trevor
DavisEven after Mike McCarthy’s surprisingly effusive praise for Davis this
week, it still would be something of a surprise if he made the roster having
taking barely a practice rep all summer. But given that Davis’ clearest path to
the 53 is through a solid special teams performance, showing he can still make
an impact as a returner and a gunner on the punt team could be enough to do it.
Of course, Davis making it would likely mean one or more of the Packers’ rookie
receivers (or Jake Kumerow) is on the outs. That’s a tall barrier, but with
support from the coaching staff, Davis could have an inside track.Packers vs.
Chiefs, 2018 Preseason: Game Time, TV, Online Streaming, & More The Green
Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs have become preseason rivals of a sort over
the last decade or so. Over the last eight preseasons, dating back to the summer
of 2010 Aaron Jones Jersey White , the two teams have met for the final exhibition game six times, alternating venues between Lambeau Field and Arrowhead Stadium for
three games each. This week, the teams will have their seventh preseason finale
matchup in nine years.Interestingly, the home team has won each of the previous
six such games; Kansas City earned victories in 2010, 2013, and 2016, while the
Packers finished on top in 2011, 2012, and 2014. If that trend holds, the Chiefs
would project as the victors this week due to the game being played on their
home field.The proximity of the franchises is likely part of the reason for this
common matchup, in addition to the connection between the front offices during
that span. It is probably no coincidence that this series began around the time
that John Dorsey — a former Packers personnel executive, took over as the
Chiefs’ general manager. Although Dorsey moved on last offseason and is now in
Cleveland, it appears that both organizations value the relationship they have
built.This week’s game will set the final 53-man rosters for both teams, so be
sure to tune in to see who makes a surprise bid to make these teams. Adding to
the drama for Packers fans is the trade of Brett Hundley, which means that
DeShone Kizer is locked in as the number two quarterback and Tim Boyle has a
shot at the roster as the #3.Here’s how to do just that.WHO?Green Bay Packers
(2-1) vs. Kansas City Chiefs ()WHERE?Arrowhead StadiumKansas City , MissouriWHEN?Thursday, August 30th, 20187:30 PM Central TimeHOW?Local TV
BroadcastsPackers TV NetworkLead stations: NBC-4 (Milwaukee), NBC-26 (Green
Bay), ABC-27 (Madison)Commentators: Kevin Harlan, James LoftonChiefs TV
NetworkLead stations: CBS-5 (Kansas City), CBS-4 (St. Louis), FOX-38
(Columbia)Commentators: Carter Blackburn, Trent GreenRadio BroadcastsPackers
Radio NetworkCommentators: Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarrenOnline StreamingNFL
GamePass(Free 7-day trial available)NFL Network ReplaysANYTHING ELSE?Recent
Head-to-Head GamesRegular SeasonWeek 3 2015: @Packers 38, Chiefs 28
PreseasonWeek 4 2016: @Chiefs 17, Packers 7PostseasonSuper Bowl I: Packers 35,
Chiefs 10This PreseasonPackersWeek 1: won 31-17 vs. Tennessee TitansWeek 2: won
51-34 vs. Pittsburgh SteelersWeek 3: lost 13-6 at Oakland RaidersChiefsWeek 1:
lost 17-10 vs. Houston TexansWeek 2: won 28-14 at Atlanta FalconsWeek 3: lost
27-20 at Chicago Bears
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