Behind Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, there were not many options heading into organized team activities (OTAs) and training camp.
However since camp began roughly a month ago, a third choice has begun to emerge and its a name only those who closely follow the team would know.
That name is Reggie Gilbert.
A 2016 undrafted free agent out of Arizona, Gilbert spent most of the past two seasons on the Packers’ practice squad. It was there he began to get coaches’ attention and has him now as a near lock to make the 53-man roster.
It was unknown when or even if Gilbert would get his shot, but thanks to players like Vince Biegel struggling to stay healthy and then underperforming when they were Gilbert has taken full advantage of his chances this preseason.
His big hit and forced fumble on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph gave fans just a taste of what he could be capable of.
Could the Packers have found a diamond in the rough two seasons ago? Time will tell, but he’s got fans excited and that’s more than you could say about the Green Bay pass rush the last few years.
Read more on Gilbert plus why Jamaal Williams is ticked off in today’s cheese curds.
Can you really go wrong with a guy whose name is the first names of two Super Bowl XXXI champions?
What will the Week 1 starting offensive line look like? The answer to that is still in motion.
Everything should still shake out for Week 1 but could there once again be an injury problem in the offensive backfield?
The second year running back is none too happy about the way his ankle got injured against the Steelers and made it clear he plans to fight fire with fire if he’s hit in a dirty manner.
If Moore needs any encouragement on how to overcome the drops, he just has to look at Davante Adams’ career. Remember when people wanted Jeff Janis over him? That was cute.