GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The regular season has almost arrived. But before the games start to count, the Packers will host the Kansas City Chiefs in their preseason finale at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lambeau Field.
Five things to watch for in this game:
1. Which young "on the bubble" players will step up and grab a roster spot? Based on Wednesday's roster projections, 44 of the Packers' 53 active roster spots are locked in. That means nine players have one last opportunity to prove to general manager Ted Thompson and the coaching staff that they belong on the team this season. A year ago, linebacker Vic So'oto had such a great run late in preseason that the undrafted rookie free agent earned a spot on the roster. So'oto is on the bubble again and may need a dominant performance to make it for a second consecutive season.
Sean Richardson, a tall, athletic safety who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in April, is one of several rookies hoping to make ...