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Buffs In The NFL: Kabion Ento Impresses in Preseason Opener

Can the former Buffaloes wideout make Green Bay’s roster as a cornerback?

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Former Colorado Buffaloes wideout Kabion Ento, who is looking to make a roster spot with the Green Bay Packers, took a big step towards realizing that goal during Saturday night’s preseason opener. Not as a receiver, but rather a cornerback. Ento assisted on two tackles and intercepted a Davis Mills pass late in the second quarter during the Packers 26-7 loss to the Houston Texans.

His stellar performance earned him an 82.4 grade from Pro Football Focus, highest of any Packers defensive player in the game. And, according to Packers beat writer Tom Silverstein, Ento, who was listed as a third string corner prior to the game, may already be moving up Green Bay’s depth chart.

Willing to play either receiver or cornerback at the next level, Ento was signed to a standard three-year deal with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in May 2019. He spent his entire rookie season in 2019 on the Packers practice squad and the entire 2020 season on injured reserve after suffering a Jones Fracture in his foot.

On the opposite sideline from Ento was his former Buffaloes teammate Phillip Lindsay who signed a one-year deal worth up to $3.25 Million with the Texans in May. Lindsay, entering his fourth year in the league, out-snapped presumed starter David Johnson eight-to-two in the first quarter during Saturday’s contest.

A quartet of former Buffs - Tony Brown, Devin Ross, Will Sherman and Steven Montez - suited up in Foxboro, Mass. as the Redskins took on the Patriots last Thursday. Montez, an undrafted free agent in his second year with Washington made the biggest splash as he connected on 17 of his 24 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown pass was the first of his professional career.