Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown suffered a high-ankle sprain in last night’s preseason game in Canada, source said. X-Rays were negative and the MRI indicated a high-ankle sprain that’ll likely knock him out 4-6 weeks.
Equanimeous St. Brown's absence should help boost Jake Kumerow's playing time up as the likely No. 4 receiver in Green Bay to start the season. Kumerow has looked good in camp and in preseason games and will be right on the edge of seeing useful fantasy volume if any receiver ahead of him misses playing time or if he can beat out Geronimo Allison for slot work.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest believes Jaron Brown will open the season as the No. 2 wide receiver until DK Metcalf returns.
David Moore is also out with a shoulder injury, creating the opportunity for Brown, at least in Week 1 against the Bengals. Brown had flashed during offseason workouts and now will get a chance at the starting lineup. Metcalf is expected to resume training next week, so while Metcalf may miss the opener, he may be back in Week 2 against Pittsburgh.
The Colts are sitting majority of their starters and with the uncertainty of Andrew Luck, Brissett is currently the starter behind center. It still remains to be seen if Luck will be available for Week 1, but the Colts aren’t taking any chances with Brissett. Perhaps the injury scare to Cam Newton factored in to the decision but the Colts also really like what they have in Brissett and can’t afford him getting hurt. All signs are starting to point toward Brissett starting the opener against the Chargers.