Myles White Is Making a Case for Packers’ 53-Man Roster

There are few teams that have a roster harder to crack than the Green Bay Packers do, especially when it comes to wide receiver.

Yet, that is exactly what Myles White is attempting to do and if he keeps playing the way that he has thus far in Packers’ training camp, he may indeed do it.

At times, the odds seemed long for White, a third-year man from Louisiana Tech with just nine receptions to his name. However, he has proven to quarterback Aaron Rodgers he can play and back in 2013 he even caught five passes in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. White may have been overshadowed by Jeff Janis and the hope of Jared Abbrederis, but he’s not being overlooked anymore.

Throughout training camp, White has done nothing but make plays. He made multiple catches in the family night scrimmage last Saturday at Lambeau Field and caught a 35-yard touchdown pass in practice on Monday. He’s letting his play do the talking and assuredly, head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson are hearing him loud and clear.

The Packers have four locks at receiver in Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery, but beyond that, it’s an open battle between Janis and White and Abbrederis, if he ever is healthy enough to get on the field. If and it’s a big if, the Packers keep a sixth wide receiver over say a fourth tight end, a third running back or an extra linebacker or defensive lineman, it may be well because White was able to prove, that in the end, he was just too valuable to be let go.

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