Game Day: San Diego Chargers

While the final score of the Packers first preseason game against the San Diego Chargers may be meaningless, today will mark the first opportunity for coaches and fans alike to see several unproven players in a live setting against an opponent wearing colors other than green and gold. Here are five players to keep an eye on during tonight's game:

  • LT Herb Taylor: A sixth round pick of the Chiefs in 2007, Taylor has bounced around the NFL and hasn't been active for a regular season since 2008. Signed late last year after Derek Sherrod broke his leg, Taylor was brought back this year as a player buried on the depth chart with slim odds to make the team. Now, with Sherrod still slowed by his injured leg and Marshall Newhouse out with a concussion, Taylor finds himself protecting Aaron Rodgers' blindside. Should Taylor prove competent he could very well end up the Packers starting left tackle come September 9th.Herb Taylor
     
  • QB Graham Harrell: The Packers chose not to sign a veteran signal caller and will roll with Harrell this season as the primary backup to Aaron Rodgers. Harrell should see the majority of the snaps tonight and will have the opportunity to show how much he has benefitted from a full off-season with QB guru Mike McCarthy.
    Graham Harrell
  • LB Nick Perry: Perry has been inconsistent thus far in camp but that won't matter if he is able to turn it on and apply steady pressure tonight. The coaches won't ask Perry to do much, but with his rare combination of strength and speed there is not telling when he mights make a jaw-dropping play.
    Nick Perry Packers
  • DE Jerel Worthy: Worthy had a strong showing on Family Night, but will he follow it up against the Chargers? The Michigan State product frustrated Spartan fans with his inconsistent play but has vowed he won't take plays off in the pros. Tonight is his first chance to keep his promise.
    Jerel Worthy
  • CBs Jarrett Bush, Sam Shields, Davon House and Casey Hayward: The #2 cornerback spot is up for grabs and these four have been battling all camp to prove they are the right man for the job. If one of these four can make an impact play against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers first team offense they will have a tight grip on the starting spot (until next week, at least).

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