On Mix and Match Personnel, Burnett, and Emergency Cornerbacks

Training camp report #11: Thur., Aug. 11. If some established veteran is playing late in a preseason game with some of the undrafted players, then I usually suspect that the veteran is in danger of being released. But that isn't the case in Cleveland tomorrow night. ESPN Milwaukee reports that "Unlike past preseason openers, when the No. 1s played roughly a quarter before turning it over to the No. 2s and 3s, McCarthy intends to mix and match with personnel, likely playing some starters with the backups and vice versa in an attempt to make sure no one plays too many snaps after the discombobulated offseason and start to camp."

Green Bay Packers news | Analysis: Does Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett have it in him to be aggressive and tackle? | Green Bay Press Gazette. Erik Baranczyk raises some good points, but we won't have any definitive answers until we see Burnett in a preseason game or two.

Packers Daily Links: Suddenly Thin At Cornerback | Cheesehead TV. I'm not worried about depth in a preseason game because it really doesn't matter. Injuries to rookies Davon House and Brandian Ross are coming at bad times because this would be a great opportunity for them. But it might also present an opportunity for safeties M.D. Jennings and Anthony Levine to move over and prove they can become versatile players as emergency cornerbacks. I remember a couple years ago during the preseason, the Packers sent WR Brett Swain out to play cornerback in the 4th quarter, so you could see some unexpected players lining up as the game winds down.

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