Green Bay Packers’ Exciting Decision on Aaron Jones and Addition of Veteran RB to Roster


The Green Bay Packers Prepare for Monday Night Football Against the New York Giants

The Green Bay Packers are gearing up for their upcoming Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants, and there are several key roster moves and injury updates to be aware of ahead of the matchup.

Kenyan Drake Called Up to Active Roster

The Packers have elevated newly signed veteran running back Kenyan Drake from the practice squad to their game-day roster against the Giants. Drake will have the opportunity to join AJ Dillon and Patrick Taylor in the team’s running back rotation as star Aaron Jones is expected to miss his third consecutive game.

Drake, a journeyman with more than 5,000 all-purpose yards and 40 touchdowns throughout his eight-year career, was added to reinforce the Packers’ running back position. While it remains uncertain how big of a role Drake might have against the Giants, the Packers have expressed confidence in his ability to contribute if needed.

Aaron Jones Continues to Recover from Knee Injury

The Packers are cautiously monitoring star running back Aaron Jones’ recovery from a knee injury. Jones practiced in a limited capacity in Week 14, showing improvement from his previous status. While there are positive signs of progress, the Packers decided to play it safe and sit Jones against the Giants.

The final stretch of the 2023 season will be crucial for Jones, who has been outstanding in previous seasons but has been sidelined in multiple games due to injuries. With Jones’ cap hit set to increase in 2024, the Packers will have a decision to make regarding his future with the team.

Other Starters Dealing with Injuries

In addition to Aaron Jones, the Packers have ruled out All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander and wide receiver Christian Watson for the game against the Giants. Middle linebacker Quay Walker is also doubtful, while there is optimism surrounding free safety Darnell Savage and cornerback Eric Stokes. Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell and rookie wide receiver Jayden Reed are expected to play despite practice restrictions during the week.

As the Packers prepare for their Monday Night Football showdown, they are navigating multiple injury challenges and making strategic roster adjustments to ensure their best performance on game day.

About the Author:
Jordan J. Wilson is a sports reporter who covers the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers for Heavy.com. He has previously covered all levels of sports — high school, college, and pro — for a variety of publications including The Indianapolis Star, The News-Gazette, Springfield State-Journal Register, and Peoria Journal Star. Connect with Jordan J. Wilson on social media for more sports updates and insights.


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