Josh Hawkins Earns More PT, But Damarious Randall Not Out
We’ve been wondering about the fate of Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall since he got sent to the locker room in last week’s win. It doesn’t appear as if he’ll be benched permanently. It also appears that his replacement in that game, Josh Hawkins, is in line for more playing time, regardless.
The Packers have gone to great lengths to keep the Randall matter under wraps. However, they’ve made it clear this week that he is still part of their plans moving forward. Perhaps that doesn’t mean he’s as big of a part as he used to be, though.
“Josh Hawkins got an opportunity this last game, and I think he did really well with his opportunity, so he’ll probably get more opportunities,” cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said Thursday. “That’s what happens when you play well.”
If Hawkins plays more, he’ll be taking snaps from someone. The most probable places for those to come from are Randall and Davon House. Rookie Kevin King isn’t going anywhere at this point.
Meanwhile, the Packers appear to have seen enough of Quinten Rollins. The former second-round pick only played one snap against Chicago.