Pregame warmup: Packers starters sitting on both sides of ball

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 28, 2014 – 5:14 pm


With the regular-season opener in Seattle just seven days away, the vast majority of the Packers’ starters on both sides of the ball will be sitting out tonight’s preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field.

The list of starters not suiting up includes QB Aaron Rodgers, WRs Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson, RB Eddie Lacy, OL David Bakhtiari, T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton and Bryan Bulaga, CBs Sam Shields and Tramon Williams, S Morgan Burnett, DL Datone Jones and Mike Daniels, and LBs A.J. Hawk, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers.

Others not playing due to injury are C JC Tretter, TE Brandon Bostick, LB Brad Jones and CB Demetri Goodson.

What to watch for: There’s still plenty, whether it’s the backup QB battle, the undrafted rookies making their last impression for a roster spot, or the special teams jobs at stake.

Final thoughts: Here’s the final preseason video installment.

Weather update: Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60s at kickoff, with light winds. There’s a chance of thunderstorms in the Green Bay area tonight, but they aren’t expected to arrive until after the game.

Roster cutdown: Final roster cuts are due to the league by 3 p.m. Saturday. The Packers’ roster currently sits at 75 and must be trimmed to 53 by the deadline.

Teams can began signing players to their practice squads after the 24-hour waiver period expires on Sunday afternoon. Practice squads have been increased from eight to 10 players.


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