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The new left side of the Packers’ O-line executed cleanly, and selling the run caught the Bears flat-footed

GREEN BAY – With Lane Taylor making the first appearance of his life at left tackle and Lucas Patrick making his first NFL start at left guard – on a short week, no less – rough spots were almost to be expected.

Except Taylor and Patrick looked like they’d been playing next to each other all along, as a couple of snaps in this edition of WYMM will show.

Also, never underestimate the power of play-action. Behind their revamped offensive line, the Packers established the run early, and it paid dividends on a couple of big plays.

Play No. 1: First-and-10 from the Green Bay 24, first quarter, 5:45 left

Result: Incomplete pass

QB Aaron Rodgers isn’t able to connect deep with WR Davante Adams here, but the success Taylor (65) and Patrick (62) have picking up a stunt by the Bears’ pass rushers is a good example of how well they worked in tandem all night. Bears DL Mitch Unrein (98) charges straight ahead trying to occupy both blockers while LB Sam Acho (93) loops around him from the outside. But Patrick smoothly adjusts to Acho’s path while Taylor loses no ground on Unrein, and neither rusher gets close to Rodgers.

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Play No. 2: First-and-10 from the Chicago 28, third quarter, 8:12 left

Result: 6-yard run by RB Aaron Jones

Perfect execution here of a pulling guard working around his tackle partner. As Taylor turns inside to stymie DL Eddie Goldman (91), Patrick pulls to the outside and runs pretty effective interference on LB Christian Jones (52) as the Packers pick up a solid gain on first down.

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GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 12: Joe Callahan

More than 1,200 players across the NFL will be without jobs by the end of the day, including around 40 in Titletown, where the unreleased, but confirmed list includes quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Joe Callahan, as well as rookie wide receivers DeAngelo Yancey, Michael Clark, Malachi Dupre, Montay Crockett, Colby Pearson, and most notably Max McCraffrey.

The list of players has been circulating about across the intenet this afternoon, with much speculation on who may be available to rejoin the Packers on its practice squad.

Green Bay is high on Hill, and should he clear waivers, will most likely be back, as may at least a couple of the released wide receivers.

One of the players many were speculating about, Jeff Janis, does not appear on this most recent cut list, leaving speculation on just how many receivers the team will ultimately keep.

Locks to make the 53-man roster are Jordy NelsonRandall Cobb, and Davante Adams. But of the remaining three – Trevor Davis, Janis, and Geronimo Allison – it’s unclear whether they all make the squad.

Geronimo is suspended the first game anyway, so he won’t be on the first week’s 53-man roster, but most likely will be added the second week.

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