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Green Bay Packers: 5 Players to Watch This Preseason
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The smell of freshly placed sod rises from the ground, fans pack into the stands as players warm up in near sight, the bull horn sounds and ushers in the start of the 2012 season for the Green Bay Packers

Coming into camp this year, the main focus will be on the defense. The defense, which gave up an NFL record 6,585 total yards and finished last season ranked last, was due for a major upgrade.

GM Ted Thompson uncharacteristically spent most of the 2012 draft on defense, with six of eight picks being on the defensive side of the ball. 

There have been some rookies and veterans who have surprised throughout the first few days of camp. Here are five players to watch going into the preseason, in no particular order. 

There are a variety of players to watch during this year's preseason, but I singled out the five players I feel are the most important and will make an impact on the Packers this year. 

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