Packers’ weekend injury report: List unexpectedly grows for Green Bay

The Green Bay Packers could be without a couple of 2019 Pro Bowlers when they take on the New Orleans Saints in a Week 3 showdown.

The Green Bay Packers’ injury report took an unexpected turn for the worse on Friday, when two key players were added to the list.

Darnell Savage and Elgton Jenkins, two of their best young players, were suddenly listed as questionable after not appearing on the report all week. Savage was a limited participant in practice on Friday with a groin injury while Jenkins appears to be in an even worse position, as he did not participate in practice due to his back/ribs. Both players are listed as questionable.

Stud defensive tackle Kenny Clark, who missed last week’s game with a groin injury is also listed as questionable. After not practicing on Wednesday, he was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday–an encouraging sign to say the least. Green Bay struggled to stop Detroit’s running game without Clark and face an even bigger challenge against Alvin Kamara and the Saints.

The other big Packers’ injury news is Davante Adams, who is listed as doubtful due to a hamstring injury. Green Bay is certainly playing it safe with their star wide receiver, but he hasn’t practiced all week. He likely doesn’t need to practice to suit up for the game, but it’s not an encouraging sign. Also appearing as doubtful is tight end/fullback hybrid Josiah Deguara and outside linebacker Randy Ramsey.

The Saints will also be without their star wide receiver Michael Thomas who has already been listed as out. Thomas missed last week’s game as well as he recovers from a high ankle sprain. It would’ve been extremely fun to watch Jaire Alexander go one-on-one with one of the best wideouts in the game, but the Packers catch a big break here.

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Defensive ends Marcus Davenport and Trey Hendrickson, former Packers’ running back Ty Montgomery and defensive tackle David Onyemata are all listed as questionable for New Orleans.