During a night highlighted by Packers’ special teams miscues, two players in particular may have earned their spots. Cut down day to the 53 man regular season roster is August 30th. It is the most significant cut, with teams going from 80 players down to 53. The Packers are going to have to figure out who won’t be on the team anymore, and they probably have a better idea after the game.
Here are two players who proved themselves throughout the pre-season and may have earned a spot on the Packers.
RB Tyler Goodson: 29 carries, 107 yards, 1 TD
The battle for the third string running back has been real and just got even harder. Second year player Patrick Taylor has been another great player for the Packers throughout pre-season. It is going to be difficult to choose between Goodson and Taylor, as well as Dexter Williams too.
As coaches hinted at, it is the all around football player they are looking for at each position. The coaching staff wants versatile, dynamic players and Goodson has proven to be just that. He has had quite the pre-season cutting past defenders and also catching a few passes. His touchdown last night was one of the more impressive highlights from the game.
TYLER. GOODSON. 😤
Josh Myers with the block too 💪
— GBP Daily – Rob Westerman lll (@GBPdaily) August 26, 2022
However, it is just pre-season, and stats don’t really mean that much. It’ll come down to the play behind the scenes and during practice that will decide who makes the team. Whether it be Taylor, Goodson, or Williams, they will all serve the need the Packers have for young, focused talent.
S Micah Abernathy: 12 Tkls, 1 TFL, 1 PD, 1 INT
Another candidate for a roster spot who has accomplished plenty this pre-season is Micah Abernathy. The USFL product has been flying across the field all pre-season. He has put on quite the show for Packers fans as well, with a highlight reel interception against the Saints. Due to the injury to Darnell Savage, Abernathy was signed part way through camp to be a depth safety and potentially make the roster. A couple more injuries occurred throughout camp which gave way to Abernathy playing significant time this pre-season.
— USFL (@USFL) August 20, 2022
Not only has Abernathy been amazing on the field, but he has also been a stud on Twitter. He is clearly a fan favorite from the pre-season and most analysts seem to want him to make the roster. He could certainly become an added boost for the Packers because of his football IQ and ability to play special teams.
It has really been an unknown on who is safe to make the roster or not, but Abernathy could be a solid addition.