The starters shouldn't play more than one or two series at the start of the game. It's really a chance for the guys on the bubble to prove they belong, and force the Packers to decide that whether they really need to keep them on the active roster. And the punting battle between P Chris Bryan and P Tim Masthay will finally be decided.
I traded emails with Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride and SB Nation Kansas City. My answers to his questions were posted yesterday and focused on the run defense and on the development of QB Aaron Rodgers and LT Bryan Bulaga. Below are his answers to my questions:
Keep an eye on WR Jeremy Horne. He's your classic over-achiever undrafted free agent. The guy just seems to be in the right place at the right team often and he really busts his tail. He's a rookie so he's playing special teams and receiver. He was involved in nearly every special teams play last week so you'll see No. 8 flying around a lot.
I'm not sure how much the Chiefs will play him but you'll enjoy watching Dexter McCluster touch the ball. He's among the quickest players in the league and has been putting on a show in practice during training camp and preseason. We'll see how he does over a 16-game schedule but during practice-like settings like training and these preseason games he'll probably be the most-fun-to-watch player on the field.