Packers sit 30 players for preseason game against Texans

Matt LaFleur true to form in keeping his frontline guys under wraps during preseason contests. 

Matt LaFleur indicated earlier in the week that Aaron Rodgers wouldn't be playing in the team's first preseason game. He also said some select veterans would probably have the night off as well. 

The Packers have, in fact, sat 30 players for tonight's preseason matchup with the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field. 

The guys who will be in street clothes are below:

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habtank's picture

August 14, 2021 at 07:00 pm

So Matthews is playing.

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mbpacker's picture

August 14, 2021 at 07:37 pm

Chuck Cecil?

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Thegravedigger's picture

August 14, 2021 at 08:18 pm

i had rodgers back until this shit... mathews didnt even play last year. was he evn signed by anybody??? this public bring him back bullshit really puts gb in a tough spot. its gonna be a long season. i mean hed be a fine 4th edge rusher. but if its at the expense of rashan gary getting on the field, which it will be, than hell no.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

August 14, 2021 at 07:20 pm

I was hoping to see some Degura but I understand.

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 14, 2021 at 07:53 pm

Well Love is far superior to Aaron Rodger in one respect: his hair.

Nijman looks decent. At least against this competition.

Love throws into double coverage too much.

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Guam's picture

August 14, 2021 at 09:21 pm

Nijman looked okay until he missed the block on the fumble by Love.

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 14, 2021 at 09:58 pm

Agreed. My post was sometime in the late first quarter.

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 14, 2021 at 09:58 pm

Agreed. My post was sometime in the late first quarter.

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ricky's picture

August 14, 2021 at 08:24 pm

Does this tell us anything about who is more likely to make the team? Because if they are sitting their starters and immediately backups, does that mean the guys on the field are those who are fighting for a spot on the PS? OK, obviously not Love or some of the other playing, but guys like Winfree sitting is a surprise.

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PackfanNY's picture

August 14, 2021 at 08:44 pm

I wouldn’t read too much into it. I read somewhere Winfree has some type of injury.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

August 14, 2021 at 08:55 pm

Love looks like he belongs. I see the talent. He just needs time. The makeshift backup O-line certainly doesn’t help him any.

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murf7777's picture

August 14, 2021 at 08:57 pm

Funchess will be a tough cut. He’s a mismatch

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Guam's picture

August 14, 2021 at 09:22 pm

Concur. That one handed grab was spectacular.

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 14, 2021 at 10:01 pm

I think the whole WR room is a real challenge. I also wonder how much of a role future planning will play in this process. There are four players who I think are locks (Adams, Rodgers, Cobb and MVS). I think everyone else is on the bubble.

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Guam's picture

August 14, 2021 at 10:06 pm

I wonder if they keep six just because they have so few under contract for next year? I think Lazard and Funchess (based on tonight) might be tough cuts.

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BAMABADGER's picture

August 14, 2021 at 09:40 pm

So all the offensive starters sit. We get to see what Love can do with rookies and JV players before he sits for another season. Can't believe it.

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Guam's picture

August 14, 2021 at 09:52 pm

Our run defense doesn't look good. Too much over pursuit and too little gap responsibility.

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 14, 2021 at 10:03 pm

I mean, given the personnel on the field, I'm not sure how much we can really take out of this game with respect to units (except maybe special teams). It is really about individual players.

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PackfanNY's picture

August 14, 2021 at 10:01 pm

I will draw no big conclusions from a game when 30 players on your roster sit out. I totally understand why but c’mon most of these guys aren’t making the team. Jordan Love does look like he can play a bit. Will be fun to watch him play/develop against whatever level of opposition during the preseason.

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