One of the key player injuries was Jimmy Graham. The Packers tight end suffered a broken thumb against his former team. As of right now, Graham plans to play through the injury. I am not going to sugar coat it, the Graham signing to this point has been a bust. Outside of a handful of plays, he has not made the impact most of us expected him to. The odds are this thumb injury won’t help that production go up. Graham did not participate in Wednesday’s practice.
The other significant injury that the Packers endured last Thursday was to DL Mike Daniels. The Packers defensive lineman suffered a foot injury, and it is thought to keep him sidelined for a few weeks. This will be big opportunity for second year player Montravious Adams to step up and fill in.
Unfortunately Mike Daniels is one of several Packers defensive players that are dealing with an injury. Injury report usual Nick Perry still isn’t practicing with that ankle injury. Not a big deal considering Kyler Fackrell had more production against the Seahawks than Perry has in the last two seasons. Two of the Packers top CB’s didn’t practice either. Kevin King (hamstring) and Bashaud Breeland (groin) were unable to practice Wednesday, which doesn’t bode well for Sunday night. This unfortunately means we will see more of third string CB Tony Brown on the field. Its not like the Packers will have to cover Adam Thilein or Stefon Diggs.
According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, WR Randall Cobb participated in individual drills today. His situation will be one to follow for the rest of the week. Odds are he will be questionable for Sunday night. Speaking of wide receiver, training camp hero and former UWW Warhawk Jake Kumerow was activated off of IR today. It remains to be seen if he will be on the 53 on Sunday, but he may get this chance to play in the near future.
The Packers sit at 4-5-1 and still somehow only one game out of a playoff spot. They have left themselves very little room for error at this point. Luckily for them, they only play two good teams from here on out. They need to find a way to start winning on the road. They are winless on the road so far in 2018.