Despite missing multiple starters on their offensive line, the Green Bay Packers managed to escape last weekend’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a victory. The good news, however, is that Green Bay could have those starters return to the lineup this Sunday.
Speaking to the media this Wednesday afternoon, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that center Josh Myers and left tackle Elgton Jenkins will participate in practice. He’s hopeful that both players will be available to suit up this weekend.
LaFleur believes it’s imperative that Myers and Jenkins suit up against the Chicago Bears this Sunday, telling reporters “We need to be at our best.”
If Meyers and Jenkins are unable to play this Sunday, the Packers will need to start Yosuah Nijman and Lucas Patrick.
LaFleur said that both C Josh Myers and LT Elgton Jenkins will practice day and he’s hopeful he’ll have both Sunday. “We need to be at our best,” he said of the game against the #Bears.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 13, 2021
Myers missed Sunday’s game due to a finger issue. However, LaFleur mentioned that it’s not a long-term injury.
Jenkins, meanwhile, has been out since Week 2 due to an ankle injury. He has been such an important piece for Green Bay’s offense because of his versatility. Usually, he plays left guard, but he has been playing left tackle this season since David Bakhtiari is still recovering from his torn ACL.
Whenever the Packers’ offensive line returns to full strength, Aaron Rodgers should have plenty of time to pick apart opposing defenses.
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