As NFL teams enter the final two weeks of training camp, the Green Bay Packers are getting healthier.
On Sunday, Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur informed the media that three critical offensive players will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list this week.
“Packers coach Matt LaFleur tells reporters that OL Elgton Jenkins, TE Robert Tonyan and WR Christian Watson will come off the PUP list for individual drills and participation,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported . “An important step, though.”
Truly significant. The versatile Jenkins is one of the Packers’ best offensive linemen, while Tonyan was a reliable target for Aaron Rodgers in 2020 before injuries limited him last year.
As for Watson, the Packers drafted him this year with the intention of him playing a big role as a rookie. It will be great for Green Bay to start working these guys back into the fold, and fans are understandably excited about LaFleur’s announcement.
After opening preseason play Friday night with a 28-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay returns to action this coming Friday against the New Orleans Saints.
The Packers conclude the exhibition season against the Kansas City Chiefs on August 25. The goal is likely to be to have Jenkins, Tonyan and Watson ready for the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 11.