The Green Bay Packers are getting a key player back and it couldn’t come at a better time. It’s been a long wait, but David Bakhtiari is one step closer to returning to game action for the Packers.
As expected, the Packers All-Pro left tackle was activated off the PUP List after Wednesday’s practice, first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates.
Bakhtiari is coming off a torn ACL that ended his 2020-21 season and forced him to miss the first nine weeks of this season. Before the injury, Bakhtiari was able to sign a four-year, $103.5 million contract that made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history.
Even though Bakhtiari has been activated, head coach Matt LaFleur doesn’t know if he would be ready to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers are being cautious with the injury and have been taking a day-by-day approach.
Bakhtiari has been practicing with the team since Oct. 20. Kenny Clark was also seen practicing today after suffering an injury against the Kansas City Chiefs. Eric Stokes stretched with a helmet and stayed inside.
Kinsley Keke practiced today and Jaire Alexander was present for the first time since his Week 4 shoulder injury.