Football is finally back! The Packers kicked off training camp last Saturday and there are already some interesting storylines developing.
You have young receivers like Davante Adams and Jared Abbrederis trying to show that they deserve playing time in a crowded receiver group. JC Tretter and Corey Linsley are vying to replace Evan Dietrich-Smith at center. And the Packers have a group of seven tight ends all fighting for a chance to be the starter.
But with the first week of training camp coming to an end, and the first preseason game just a little over a week away, here are the 5 storylines I am most interested in.
The Safety Battle
Micah Hyde continues to get reps with the first team defense on the other side of veteran Morgan Burnett, while 1st round pick, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix remains with the second team. On Sunday, Mike McCarthy praised Hyde’s transition to safety as “seamless,” and by all accounts, he has looked excellent in training camp. Even if he isn’t able to beat out Hyde for the starting job, Clinton-Dix should still see plenty of playing time in the Packer’s sub packages.
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The Resurgence of Raji
It’s been less than a week, but BJ Raji has looked more like his 2010 self, rather than the disappointing version the Packers have seen the past 2 years. He has routinely won his one on one battles, and he looks like a man on a mission. Maybe the return to nose tackle has made the difference, or maybe having to sign back with the Packers on a one year prove it deal has motivated him, but whatever the reason, the Packers can only hope they have an explosive, motivated Raji once the season starts.
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5 Takeaways From the First Week of Packer Training Camp
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