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Summary from the Final Week of Camp
Aaron Rodgers feels healthy, conditioned, and “accurate” entering his 17th season, and there’s been no on-field reason even to recall the spectacle between him and the front office. Unsurprisingly, Jordan Love gave an uneven performance over the first two quarters against Buffalo. The youngster blended a few impressive throws from pure instinct with off-target heaves he shouldn’t have made. He’s still very much a work in progress, particularly when forced to juggle the pass rush and make poised throws downfield. Still, he’s shown enough to be considered a competent backup while continuing to study under an all-time great. No. 3 Kurt Benkert was cut but is expected to join the practice squad.
Already well-established as one of the NFL’s premier backs, Aaron Jones isn’t letting up. “For me, it’s just being the number one back in the league. That’s every back’s goal. Statistically, whatever that means,” Jones said last week. After signing a massive contract this offseason, he’s due for one of the heaviest workloads of any starting NFL tailback. The Packers need the backups to step up and replace the valuable reps Jamaal Williams contributed in prior seasons. A.J. Dillon is a north-south bruiser, but the team is optimistic he can round out his game and take on some of Williams’ vacated role. Dillon worked with the wide receivers in the offseason to become a better route runner. Rookie Kylin Hill looks to have run away with the No. 3 job. He’s made more than his share of chunk plays as both a runner and receiver and will return kicks.
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