Breaking down Packers’ defensive snaps

August, 24, 2014
Aug 24
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A look at the snap counts from the Green Bay Packers' 31-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Friday's third preseason game:

Total defense plays (70)

Defensive line
Khyri Thornton: 28
Luther Robinson: 28
Mike Pennel: 23
Josh Boyd: 21
Carlos Gray: 20
Mike Daniels: 18
Datone Jones: 16
B.J. Raji: 7
Notes: Boyd likely would have been the top backup at either defensive end spot, but after Raji dropped out with a season-ending biceps tear, the Packers put the second-year pro at nose tackle, and he managed just fine with two tackles and a quarterback pressure. The Packers give up 27 pounds with the 310-pound Boyd at the nose compared to Raji, but Boyd makes up for it with his high-energy play. Pennel made only one tackle during his stint at the nose position.

Linebackers
Sam Barrington: 38
Jamari Lattimore: 25
Carl Bradford: 24
Jayrone Elliott: 22
Clay Matthews: 22
Julius Peppers: 22
Mike Neal: 17
Brad Jones: 16
Jake Doughty: 15
Korey Jones: 15
A.J. Hawk: 14
Nick Perry: 12
Nate Palmer: 10
Adrian Hubbard: 9
Andy Mulumba: 7
Notes: All three sacks came from the outside linebackers (Peppers, Perry and Elliott). The coaches gave Bradford a chance to show something by starting him in the second half ahead of Mulumba and Palmer, but the rookie fourth-round pick did not produce. Bradford even got some looks with some No. 1 special teams units. On the inside, Barrington and Lattimore got some work with the rest of the No. 1 defense in the first half after Hawk and Jones came out. Lattimore showed much more than Barrington.

Cornerbacks
Jumal Rolle: 48
Davon House: 25
Sam Shields: 22
Tramon Williams: 22
Demetri Goodson: 19
Jarrett Bush: 18
Ryan White: 18
Antonio Dennard: 15
Notes: Shields had 39 yards worth of pass interference penalties when he got flagged on consecutive plays in the second quarter, but he gave up only one reception for 9 yards and quickly brought receiver James Jones to the ground on the play. Goodson stumbled and gave up a 40-yard bomb to Denarius Moore before leaving with a concussion. If the Packers keep him over Rolle, it will be because he's a draft pick.

Safeties
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: 38
Micah Hyde: 34
Sean Richardson: 22
Morgan Burnett: 22
Chris Banjo: 13
Charles Clay: 13
Tanner Miller: 12
Notes: Burnett and Hyde both missed tackles (along with Hawk) near the line of scrimmage on Maurice Jones-Drew’s 21-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Burnett came back to break up a third-down pass, while Hyde responded by dumping Darren McFadden for a loss on a third-down pass. Richardson continued his play-making ways this summer by forcing a fumble that Banjo recovered in the third quarter.

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter

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