World News – US – Packers classify RB Aaron Jones, four others as dubious


GREEN BAY – The Packers have classified running back Aaron Jones (calf) and four others as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans

Tight end Robert Tonyan (ankle), defensive lineman Montravius ​​Adams (foot), linebacker Preston Smith (shoulder) and center Corey Linsley (full back) are also questionable

Green Bay classified left tackle David Bakhtiari (chest), goaltender Darnell Savage (quad) and cornerback Kevin King (quad) as doubtful, while defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster (shoulder) and running back Tyler Ervin have been sent off

Jones didn’t work out on Friday after feeling some strain in his calf after Thursday’s padded workout Head coach Matt LaFleur said the team planned to give him the weekend before taking a decision on his availability in Houston

« I just felt my calf tighten during training, I really didn’t pay much attention to it, then after and during the latter parts of the day is when I started to feel it, « Jones said Friday

« I feel confident that I can play, but I know that our coaches and doctors have the best interests of the players in mind. I’ll do everything in my power to make sure I can get out on the pitch, but it’s up to the team’s doctors « 

If Jones is unable to play, LaFleur told reporters second-round rookie pick AJ Dillon was « absolutely » ready to step alongside fourth-year veteran Jamaal Williams in Green Bay backfield

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Neither Savage nor Bakhtiari are training this week after leaving last Sunday’s game in Tampa Bay King practiced Wednesday and Thursday, but was a non-participating Friday

Meanwhile, Tonyan returned to training on Friday with limited capacity after not training on Wednesday and Thursday Although listed as questionable, Linsley was listed as a full participant on Friday after being added to the injury report on Thursday with the previous issue

The Packers have removed six players from their injury report who should be available: cornerback Jaire Alexander (hand / knee), linebackers Za’Darius Smith (ankle), Rashan Gary (ankle) and Krys Barnes ( shoulder / calf), tight Marcedes Lewis toe (knee) and Equanimeous St Marron catcher (knee)

The Texans also withdrew six from the injury report that should be available: defensive end JJ Watt (not related to injury), tackle Laremy Tunsil (shoulder), safety Justin Reid (shoulder), cornerback Keion Crossen (foot), half-back Buddy Howell (hamstrings) and guard Senio Kelemete (knee)

G / T Billy Turner and TE Josiah Deguara questionable; DT Kenny Clark excluded with three others

DL Kenny Clark, CB Josh Jackson, DL Tyler Lancaster, FB Danny Vitale, RB Dexter Williams also questionable


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World News – United States – Packers classify RB Aaron Jones, four others as dubious



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