The Green Bay Packers are adding another 11th offensive lineman to their active roster for Week 2’s home opener against the Chicago Bears with the statuses of three of their veteran starters currently unknown.

According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, the Packers are signing offensive tackle Caleb Jones — a 6-foot-9, 370-pound undrafted rookie out of Indiana — from their practice squad to the 53-man roster. He had been a contender to make their initial active roster after a standout training camp with the team this summer.

Packers promote 6-foot-9, 370-pound offensive tackle Caleb Jones to active roster from practice squad, per a league source @PFN365 #Packers

— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 13, 2022

Jones played 84 snaps at left tackle and gave up just a single pressure for the Packers over three preseason games. Pro Football Focus also gave him the second-highest grade (85.0) among the team’s offensive players who participated in the preseason, finishing behind only starting center Josh Myers (85.1). Now, he will have the chance to back up starting tackles Yosh Nijman and Royce Newman as the Packers wait for some of their veterans to get back to full health.

A corresponding roster move will need to be made in order to make room for Jones on the 53-man roster. It is possible the Packers could be placing one of their injured players on short-term injured reserve, but they might also just make a cut to clear the necessary space. As for who it might be, the NFL will release its official transaction wire later this afternoon that could have more information.

Will Bakhtiari & Jenkins Return for Week 2 vs. Bears?

Coming into Week 1’s opener against the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers seemed like they had a good chance of having both David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins back in their lineup together for the first time since the 2020 season. They had each practiced for the entire week (in a limited capacity) and were given “questionable” designations in the team’s final injury report for the game, which seemed vaguely optimistic. In the end, though, the Packers ruled both of them inactive about an hour before kickoff.

Now, the guessing game will continue into Week 2 for both Bakhtiari and Jenkins with another name — starting left guard Jon Runyan Jr. — added …read more

Source:: Heavy.com

      

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