Packers open preseason against Eagles

Mike Mc Carthy provides injury updates for Malachi Dupre Damarious Randall Don Barclay

The Green Bay Packers announced the release of troubled defensive lineman Letroy Guion on Tuesday.

So, Rodgers' did little else on Thursday after his Instagram insta-giveaway; he went through pregame warmups but did not dress for the game.

Already over a week into training camp and it's already apparent the safeties will play an expanded role in the Packers defense. In the second half, they lost wide receiver Malachi Dupre to a scary hit that sent him to a local hospital for evaluation, and cornerback Raysean Pringle to a possible concussion.

The Packers take on the Philadelphia Eagle at 7 p.m. during an exhibition game.

After a Packers' 3-and-out to start the game, the Wentz and the Eagles' first-team offense marched 60 yards on 10 plays in a drive that culminated with Wentz's short pass to Mack Hollins that turned into a 38-yard touchdown.

After a slow first quarter, Trevor Davis' 68-yard punt return touchdown gave the Packers the lead for good.


Quarterback Carson Wentz had a ideal preseason debut for the Philadelphia Eagles. The defense then let the Eagles convert a fourth-and-6 on another Wentz-to-Matthews completion.

Dean Lowry is going to be starting at defensive end, Kenny Clark will start at nose tackle, Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez will play inside linebacker and either Quinten Rollins or Damarious Randall will likely get a starting corner spot, if Kevin King doesn't outshine them. Corey Clement was the leading rusher with just 13 yards.

Carson Wentz has been bolstered by additional talent in his second season, with free agents Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, and LeGarrette Blount all joining the team.

Green Bay backup Brett Hundley played the first half with Aaron Rodgers looking on from the bench. He also appeared in seven playoff games with five starts.

Dupre did give a thumbs-up as he was being taken off the field. RG Don Barclay was carried off with an ankle injury.

Jason Wilde covers the Green Bay Packers for Lee Newspapers Wisconsin group.

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