The Green Bay Packers returned to the practice field on Wednesday and got 2 key players back
The Green Bay Packers are back to work in the confines of Don Hutson Center as they prep for Sunday’s game in Detroit. Two key players were back on the field as Head Coach Matt LaFleur noted in his pre-practice presser.
As promised by LaFleur, T David Bakhtiari & C Josh Myers back at practice for #Packers on Wed.
Only active roster players not practicing were QB Aaron Rodgers & DL Kingsley Keke, who was working off to side.
CB Jaire Alexander, T Billy Turner still on Covid list. pic.twitter.com/CcwTBqY45G
— Mike Spofford (@mikespofford) January 5, 2022
Both LT David Bakhtiari and C Josh Myers are participating in practice. How ready either will be for Sunday’s game is to be determined, but it does look like both are working with the intention of suiting up on Sunday.
Video from @Packers of LT David Bakhtiari and C Josh Myers doing individual drills at today’s practice. What a huge boost it would be if this offensive line could get both players back for playoffs. pic.twitter.com/kQr81drG2Z
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) January 5, 2022
Getting both live snaps on Sunday would be HUGE for the Green Bay Packers as it would be a great sign for their postseason availability and the likelihood they can be incorporated into the flow of the offense increases with each rep they can get, especially if both Bakhtiari and Myers can log live snaps in the game.
DL Kingsley Keke was also at practice, though he was reportedly working to the side.
CB Jaire Alexander and RT Billy Turner both remain on the COVID list. Hopefully, Turner can return by tomorrow to potentially participate in practice this week as he could use some reintegration snaps and get his legs back under him as well.
LaFleur noted Alexander’s availability would be dependent on only the strength and integrity of his shoulder; Alexander wouldn’t be ruled out purely due to COVID.