Brett Hundley thrives in Packers' win

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- 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 New Orleans.

"He has a lot in front of him," coach Mike McCarthy said about Hundley. "He has a lot to learn."

Hundley will likely get to do it as the third-string quarterback behind NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and top backup Scott Tolzien.

Hundley connected 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 Jordy Nelson.

"We're going to have tough decisions to make," McCarthy said.

The Saints' defense helped make it look easy.

Pinkard's long 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.

Cornerback Brandon Browner and safety Jairus Byrd have both been sidelined for all or much of camp with injuries.

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