Packers take care of the Titans
Field Level Media
The Green Bay Packers opened exhibition play with a 31-17 win over the Tennessee Titans Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
Marcus Mariota drove the visiting Titans down the field for a score on their first possession, capping it with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Darius Jennings. Mariota attempted just three passes, completing two for 42 yards, in his only series.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't play, with backup Brett Hundley getting the nod.
Hundley hit on 9-of-14 passes for 108 yards, including an 8-yard TD pass to running back Jamaal Williams, and one interception.
DeShone Kizer, who is battling for the backup job with Hundley, was 9-of-18 for 134 yards with no TD passes. He also gained 18 yards on three carries.
Graham to rest knee
Packers tight end Jimmy Graham is likely to rest his bruised knee after not practicing on Wednesday.
Graham banged his knee when Josh Jones landed on him during drills Tuesday.
The Packers are relying on a young group of wide receivers behind Randall Cobb and Davante Adams but signed Graham and former Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis to bring experience to the offense.
Graham was able to finish Tuesday's practice and coach Mike McCarthy downplayed the injury.
Graham, 31, signed a three-year deal in free agency on the same day the Packers released wide receiver Jordy Nelson to free up $10 million in cap space.