Sunday, August 25, 2013
A look at who hurt themselves
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With just three training camp practices left and only one more preseason game remaining, here’s a look at some Green Bay Packers whose stock may have dropped based on their performance in Friday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Casey Hayward: Although his play was stellar and he intercepted a pass in the first half, the second-year cornerback literally hurt himself. He reinjured the hamstring that kept him out of the first month of training camp. Hayward returned to practice last Monday but had to leave the game against the Seahawks after he reinjured his hamstring.
Loyce Means: Although his best chance to make the roster was as a special teams player, the backup cornerback may have played his way out when he gave up a 42-yard touchdown pass from Brady Quinn to Stephen Williams for the game-winning score with 8:41 remaining.
Marshall Newhouse: In 19 second-half snaps with the second-string offensive line, Newhouse did little to convince the coaches he should get another shot at the starting right tackle job that now appears to belong to Don Barclay. Newhouse was largely responsible for Eddie Lacy’s getting drilled at the line of scrimmage for no gain on his second carry of the third quarter.
Jake Stoneburner: After seemingly putting himself on the right side of the roster bubble with a touchdown catch the previous week at St. Louis, the rookie tight end fumbled on the way to what could have been a 16-yard touchdown. Stoneburner coughed up the ball at the Seahawks’ 3-yard line after safety Winston Guy hit him with a glancing blow.
Greg Van Roten: The backup center’s first snap was a rough one. On the opening drive of the third quarter, Seahawks defensive tackle Terry McDaniel beat Van Roten right out of the blocks and combined with O’Brien Schofield to tackle Lacy for a 3-yard loss. It didn’t get much better for Van Roten on the second series. Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald beat Van Roten and stopped Johnathan Franklin for a 7-yard loss. Van Roten also played some snaps at left guard.