The Green Bay Packers have designated TE Dominique Dafney to return from IR
The return to practice window has opened for TE Dominique Dafney, who went on IR three weeks ago because of a hip injury.
O-linemen Elgton Jenkins and Josh Myers practiced, as LaFleur indicated.
CB Kevin King (shoulder) stayed inside to rehab. No sign of OT Dennis Kelly. pic.twitter.com/Nrle7b2uxn
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The Green Bay Packers have opened the 21-day practice window for TE Dominique Dafney, who was placed on IR (hip) just ahead of the team’s Wk3 game in Santa Clara.
The team has 21 days from today to either add Dafney back to the active roster or place him on IR, which would preclude him from being designated to return again this season.
This falls in line with LaFleur’s comments at the time of Dafney’s injury that the team didn’t believe it was a long-term issue.
Hopefully, Dafney will be ready to roll this weekend in a key matchup in Chicago – the Packers would not need to release a player off the 53-man roster to activate Dafney since the roster is currently at 52 players.
Dafney’s return would help bolster not just the offense, which has missed his blocking, but also special teams where he provided some muscle and thunder on coverage units.
Last year, Dafney had his “Welcome to the Packers” game in the Week 17 matchup in Chicago, catching a key TD prior to halftime, laying some great blocks for Aaron Jones, and bringing the pain on kickoff coverage.