The Green Bay Packers have one more preseason test, tonight (6 pm) against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field. It’s a game that will feature very few starters, if at all. It’s about giving reserves one final shot to make an impression in their attempt to win a roster spot with the Packers. It’s also about staying as healthy as possible with the season opener against the Chicago Bears just over a week away.
So what do we look for tonight? After rookie Brett Hundley completed 22 of 31 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns last week, we’re all wondering if Hundley can do it again. Scott Tolzien, who has been cleared to play after a concussion, is expected to start tonight, then give way to Hundley. Hundley won the third QB job after his outing against the Eagles and the Packers released Matt Blanchard this week in the first roster cut to 75 players.
Khyri Thornton and Carl Bradford are last years third and fourth round draft picks and could be on their way out. Both have been so disappointing that the Packers may be ready to cut ties, which is rare for such high draft picks to be released after just one NFL season. [Read more…]