Bay Packers' Brett Hundley celebrates with fans after an NFL
preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints Thursday,
Sept. 3, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 38-10.
GREEN BAY — Based
on what he's done this preseason for the Green Bay Packers, rookie
Brett Hundley may someday turn into a starting quarterback in the NFL.
The New Orleans
Saints would just like to find decent replacements in their depleted
secondary before the regular season starts in less than two weeks.
Hundley threw for
four scores, Myles White made a case for a spot in the Packers'
injury-stricken receiving corps with two touchdowns, and Green Bay
finished the preseason with a 38-10 win Thursday night over winless
"He has a lot in
front of him," coach Mike McCarthy said about Hundley. "He
has a lot to learn."
Bay Packers' Brett Hundley (7) celebrates with teammate John
Crockett (38) during the second half of an NFL preseason
football game against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Sept. 3,
2015, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 38-10.
Hundley will likely
get to do it as the third-string quarterback behind NFL MVP Aaron
Rodgers and top backup Scott Tolzien.
with Larry Pinkard on a 77-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the third
quarter for the Packers (2-2). Pinkard had a highlight-reel play that
the roster longshot needed to make an impression with cuts looming,
though he later left with a sprained shoulder.
Receiver Jeff Janis
also had a touchdown catch. He's among the young players vying to help
fill the void left by the season-ending knee injury to top wideout
"We're going to
have tough decisions to make," McCarthy said.
The Saints' defense
helped make it look easy.
touchdown came after safety Pierre Warren slipped and cornerback
Stanley Jean-Baptiste lost a race to the end zone. Cornerback Kyle
Wilson had an interception but was called for two penalties.
"We'll have to
watch the tape, but I thought we struggled at corner," Saints
coach Sean Payton said.
Browner and safety Jairus Byrd have both been sidelined for all or
much of camp with injuries.
Bay Packers' Myles White celebrates his touchdown catch with
fans during the second half of an NFL preseason football game
against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Green
Willie Snead, vying
for a Saints receiver spot, caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Luke
McCown on the first New Orleans drive.
He finished with
three catches for 31 yards.
"I produced, I
put good stuff on tape, so hopefully the coaches like what I've done
and they keep me on," Snead said.
McCown started and
was 5 of 5 for 82 yards in his only series. Drew Brees was among the
many regulars who were held out with the regular season starting in
less than two weeks.
With backup jobs at
stake, Ryan Griffin took over for McCown and went 7 of 13 for 56
yards. Rookie Garrett Grayson, who was drafted in the third round,
played the second half and moved the ball effectively at times,
finishing 8 of 19 for 71 yards but throwing two interceptions.
Bay Packers' Rajion Neal runs back a kickoff during the first
half of an NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans
Saints, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis.
Tolzien, who started
on Thursday with Rodgers watching in sweats. He finished 7 of 11 for
41 yards, leaving early in the second quarter.
A fifth-round draft
pick out of UCLA, Hundley flashed promise for a second straight game,
showing zip on his passes while moving the offense effectively. He was
16 of 23 for 236 yards.
Playing without most
of its starters for the majority of the game, the Packers defense shut
out the Saints after the first quarter. Tay Glover-Wright and Chris
Banjo had interceptions.
touchdown was his only catch of the night. He struggled making it up
the wall for his first Lambeau Leap.
"I barely had
enough gas," Pinkard said.
Like other players on
the bubble, Pinkard said he's going to be nervous the next few days.
He also said he was going to be fine after his shoulder injury.
believe I did grab a few people's attention tonight," Pinkard
The NFL experimented
with a six-man officiating crew for two series in the fourth quarter,
with referee Jeff Triplette watching from the sideline. Phil Luckett,
the NFL associate supervisor of officials, said it was a test that was
supposed to be held at all 16 preseason games on Thursday night.
"Just to get a
little experience working six-man, in case it happens during the
season," Luckett said.