Packers Wide Receiver Returns To Practice

The Green Bay Packers haven't looked like their normal selves in 2022, with a 3-3 record thus far after being dominated by the New York Jets in Week 6, and that wasn't the only bad news, as Randall Cobb went down with an ankle injury that is likely going to sideline him for 2-4 weeks. With rookie Christian Watson missing the Week 6 game, the receiving group is looking a little thin right now, but today, the team got a major boost, as veteran Sammy Watkins today returned to practice.

This has activated the 21-day period in which he is allowed to return from Injured Reserve, and with Allen Lazard the only established receiver on the active roster right now, and while his practice was only a limited capacity, it's a positive sign for the Week 7 matchup with the Washington Commanders. 

Although Watkins hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations that were placed upon him when he was drafted, but he has still put up solid numbers throughout his career, and at 29-years of age, the 9-year veteran still has plenty of gas left in the tank if he can stay healthy. With Aaron Rodgers at QB, this could be his best year yet if he can stay healthy for the coming 12 games, and if the Packers are to stabilize their season and challenge in the NFC North, they'll desperately need him. 

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