WR West among hopefuls in Packers preseason finale
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wide receiver Chastin West has been one of the biggest surprises in the Green Bay Packers' training camp.
He's the Packers' leading receiver through three preseason games, boosted largely by a 97-yard touchdown catch against Arizona.
Still, West faces a tough task making it through the final roster cutdown. Green Bay kept five wide receivers coming out of camp last year, and those spots would seem to be claimed already by Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, Jordy Nelson and second-round rookie Randall Cobb.
The Packers don't have many significant decisions left to make in terms of their starting lineup going into Thursday night's preseason finale against Kansas City. So the game will serve as a last-ditch showcase for West and others to claim a roster spot.