The Packers Injury Report for Week 10
The Packers injury report is a bit light this week with a few questionable players. One is WR Jahan Dotson, who has been out the last two weeks with a hamstring injury. The hamstring injury is not a serious one but did resurface in practice yesterday, making Dotson questionable for Sunday. Coach Rivera said Dotson felt good during practice today, but he is still a doubt for Sunday. TE John Bates is another questionable player. He has been dealing with a calf injury and hurt his hamstring on Thursday. If Jahan Dotson is ruled out, newly signed FB Alex Armah will likely get some playing time.
The Green Bay Packers’ Allen Lazard injury report for Week 9 is not encouraging. The wide receiver is out with a shoulder injury. He has missed the last four games. However, he will get some rest this week. Whether he plays Sunday against the Detroit Lions is still up in the air.
In Week 8, Lazard did not play the entire game due to a hamstring injury. He did return to practice on Wednesday and should be ready for the Detroit Lions game on Sunday. Lazard also missed the Week 9 loss to the Cowboys because of a strained ankle. However, he should be ready to play Sunday if he can get through limited practices. In fact, the Packers are expected to have a full lineup of receivers, and Lazard should be the preferred receiver for Aaron Rodgers. With Lazard’s return to the lineup, he can extend his streak of four-plus-catch games to six games.
The Packers’ injury report for Week 9 is encouraging for Lazard. The veteran wide receiver has been a bright spot for the Packers, and he caught a touchdown each of the last two weeks. While Romeo Doubs was the leader among wide receivers last week, Lazard has established chemistry with Aaron Rodgers. As a result, he should be a viable WR3 this week if the Packers need him most.
The Green Bay Packers have been struggling all season long under head coach Matt LaFleur, and David Bakhtiari is the latest victim. The All-Pro LT was injured last October, but was able to participate in practice today and is questionable for Sunday’s game. The Packers had been hopeful that Bakhtiari would be back for the Week 8 game against the Washington Commanders, but it looks like he will not be able to do that.
The Packers have already ruled out De’Vondre Campbell and Eric Stokes (ankle and knee) for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Bakhtiari is a long-term doubt for Sunday, but he has been practicing the past few days. While the Packers are missing a number of key players, they are not missing any of their starters.
The Green Bay Packers have listed wide receiver Christian Watson on their injury report. Watson has not practiced since suffering a concussion on Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills. Watson played six offensive snaps before exiting the game. His injury was a scary one, as he was hit in between two defenders. Watson will have to clear concussion protocols before he can play against the Detroit Lions in Week 9.
Watson missed practice Wednesday, and is expected to participate in limited activities on Thursday. The Packers are optimistic about Watson’s prognosis, but it remains to be seen whether he will play on Sunday. He has been a depth player for most of the season, but he may not see many targets for Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
The Packers’ Romeo Doubs is not expected to be ready to play in Week 11 because of a high-ankle sprain. His injury is expected to keep him off the field for four to six weeks. However, the Packers could opt to place him on injured reserve, which would keep him out for the rest of the season.
Doubs did not participate in practice on Wednesday. According to Ian Rapoport, he has a high-ankle sprain and will be out for at least the next four to six games. As a result, the Packers are likely to increase their usage of other tight ends in the passing game.
The Tennessee Titans have revealed that center Ben Jones is in the concussion protocol after sustaining a concussion during Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. Jones played 62 offensive snaps before sustaining the injury, and is currently on a short week. The Titans were able to fill Jones’ spot at center with the start of safety Amani Hooker. Starting safety Andrew Adams also played 100% of his defensive snaps, and Josh Kalu was used regularly in three-safety looks. If Jones can return, it would be a huge boost to the Titans’ secondary.
The Titans signed Jones in free agency in 2016, hoping to bring veteran leadership to the center position. He was originally drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Jones has played in 160 regular season games and started all but one, while averaging 137.7 rushing yards per game over his first six seasons in Tennessee.