Packers RB Jamaal Williams (shoulder) took full practice reps all week. Williams is expected to return this week and could put a small dent in Aaron Jones' workload.
Dec 27, 2019 · 6:49 PM EST
Packers RB Jamaal Williams (shoulder, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 17. With Williams out, Aaron Jones should see a monster workload in an important game for the Packers. They can secure a first round bye with a win and have a shot at the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC. Tyler Ervin saw some snaps last week but Dexter Williams was inactive for the game. They could also promote Damarea Crockett from the practice squad. With Jamaal Williams barely playing in Week 4 and missing Week 5, Aaron Jones turned 45 touches into 240 yards and scored five touchdowns. That included 26 touches for 182 yards and four TDs against the Cowboys.
Dec 05, 2019 · 6:45 PM EST
Packers RB Jamaal Williams (knee) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. Williams was a midweek addition to the injury report which makes him questionable for Sunday. If he's out, Aaron Jones should see the vast majority of the touches in the Green Bay backfield with Dexter Williams probably serving in a very limited role.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur called the team’s performance in Sunday night’s loss to the 49ers “unacceptable” immediately after the game and he didn’t have any kinder words when he spoke to the media on Monday.
“I think we definitely need to involve [Aaron Jones] more,” LaFleur said, via ESPN.com. “I think a little bit yesterday was a product of that scheme. There’s not a lot of [opportunities] for the backs, and then when we try to get the ball to the backs out of the backfield, they did a nice job of having vision on our halfbacks. That falls on me right there. I gotta do a better job of making sure he’s in the game when some of those plays are called for the halfbacks.”
Jones ran 13 times and did not catch a pass for the second straight week despite his ability to make plays out of the backfield being a big factor in the team’s 7-1 start to the season, the story said. It added Jones averaged over 19 touches a game during Green Bay’s four-game winning streak in October, but has averaged under 12 touches a game while the team’s gone 1-2 in November.