Packers vs. Chiefs: What to watch for

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Packers wrap up their 2022 preseason against the Chiefs on Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

Final auditions: The roster must be reduced to 53 players by next Tuesday, and there's probably nothing more influential regarding the last few decisions than special teams.

New coordinator Rich Bisaccia has been trying out anybody and everybody on the return and coverage units to find the players

he can rely on to execute at the level he demands and play with the style he desires. The game against the Chiefs is everyone's last audition

a final opportunity to make the right impression as the Packers look to revamp their special teams after two sub-par seasons in that phase.

The more high-profile spots are the return men, and so far through two preseason games, the following players have taken turns:

receivers Amari Rodgers and Ishmael Hyman, cornerback Rico Gafford, and running back Tyler Goodson. Another singular position is long snapper,

and Jack Coco is the only one currently on the Packers' roster, but specialists like him are always competing against any other available players.

On the coverage units, cornerback Kiondre Thomas has at least one tackle in each of the first two preseason games, while other defensive backs

Those aren't all the names competing, but a sampling. Every punt, kickoff and field-goal attempt in this preseason finale could factor into the decision-making process.

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