The Green Bay Packers lost their first preseason game against the Tennessee Titans in a sloppy, rainy contest on Aug. 9, but the game plan was never to win—it was to evaluate the rookies and backups competing for spots on Green Bay's 53-man roster.
Rookies Jared Abbrederis and Colt Lyerla did not play Saturday evening; Abbrederis, of course, will miss the season after tearing his ACL, while Lyerla continues to nurse a knee injury. Seventh-round pick Jeff Janis dressed but did not play.
The Packers' other rookies got an opportunity to show what they could do in a game setting.
We last checked in on how the rookies were performing during training camp. Now let's examine how they look after one preseason matchup under their belts.