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Linsley has good experience in first start for Packers offensive line

Corey Linsley. Photo: Image by Dan Koob

Linsley has good experience in first start for Packers offensive line

By Matt Trebby. CREATED Aug 29, 2014

A week ago, Corey Linsley was just the Packers' back-up center.

Now, he will be starting against the reigning Super Bowl champions next Thursday in Seattle. His start against the Chiefs on Thursday was a valuable experience for him.

"It was extremely valuable for two reasons," Linsley explained to Larry McCarren after the Packers' final preseason game. "Obviously starting the game you don't have a quarter to wait and ease in... Another reason is they've been harping on me to get the calls in faster and I felt like I did a good job of that tonight."

McCarren noted that Linsley appears to be able to make all the necessary blocks, which makes his only question mark a matter of confidence.

"It takes a lot of the nervousness off of it," Linsley said. "Am I strong enough? Am I quick enough? Am I fast enough? I don't have to worry about that."

So will he be ready for the Seahawks?

"Absolutely. I will be by the end of the week. That's for sure," Linsley said.