The Green Bay Packers are set for their home opener at Lambeau Field this weekend as they will be hosting the New Orleans Saints in Week 3. There is a chance that this will also be the first time that Green Bay’s skill position groups are fully healthy and on the field together for the first time this season.
Encouraging updates were provided on Friday on the final injury report for a few of the key Packers players on offense. Wide receiver Christian Watson, who has missed the first two games because of a hamstring issue, is officially listed as questionable.
He was able to get multiple limited practices in this week as the Packers look to work him back into the lineup. Also questionable, which is a step in the right direction, is running back Aaron Jones.
Jones missed the Week 2 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons because of a hamstring injury suffered in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears. Jones had 127 total yards and two touchdowns on just 11 touches in Week 1 before going down with his injury. That explosiveness and playmaking were certainly missed.
Also receiving a questionable tag was rookie edge rusher Lukas Van Ness. He is dealing with an elbow issue. Left tackle David Bakhtiari, who missed Week 2 as well, is listed as questionable because of his knee. That looks like it will be an ongoing issue all season as he hasn’t practiced since August 30th.
A late addition to the injury report, which is never an encouraging thing, was cornerback Jaire Alexander. He popped up with a back injury and the late addition is worrisome for the Packers. But, at least he has a chance to suit up unlike two of his teammates.
Left guard Elgton Jenkins has been ruled out with a knee injury that was suffered last week in Atlanta. His absence could be a multi-week one. Joining him on the sidelines is safety and special teams ace, Zayne Anderson. He is dealing with a hamstring injury.