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Thursday Cheese Curds: Packers offense is getting healthy at the right time

While an addition at the trade deadline would have been nice, getting injured players back could be just as big

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Even with the trade deadline now far in the rear view mirror, there is still some hand wringing going on in Packer Nation over the team’s failure to acquire a wide receiver.

Fear not, for Green Bay is going to be getting better on offense simply by getting healthier.

Davante Adams and Aaron Jones were on the field last Thursday for the first time since forever and left tackle David Bakhtiari was a full participant in practice on Wednesday for the first time in roughly a month.

While Jones did play against the 49ers, he was still dealing with a calf injury and also finally returned to full practice Wednesday, a sign he too is pretty much 100%.

The only remaining piece to return is wide receiver Allen Lazard, who had solidified his role as WR2 before having core muscle surgery. He traveled to San Francisco which gave some fans hope he would play, but he still has yet to be activated from injured reserve.

Getting Lazard back is going to give the offense a huge jolt, something perhaps some forgot in banging the drum for Texans receiver Will Fuller (who would have for sure been an upgrade over Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but don’t sell Lazard short).

The offense is getting healthy at the right time for a second half push for the NFC’s top seed and lone bye thanks to the new playoff format so fans should buckle up. It should be a fun ride.

Now for today’s curds.

Packers’ best playmakers looking to play together more—Packers.com

Having Adams and Jones on the field at the same time is a game changer for the Packers and thanks to injuries to both, it hasn’t happened all that much in 2020.

Running back Aaron Jones glad Packers prevented him from playing before he was ready—PackersNews.com

The Packers’ medical staff is notoriously conservative and that has irked some players (see Adams or in a much more severe case, Marcellus Bennett) but Jones is truly thankful the doctors kept him off the field while he healed and prevented further injury.

Packers midseason progress report: Grading all 3 phases through 8 games—Packers Wire

The season is at the halfway point which means it’s report card time. How did the Packers grade out after the first semester? Pretty well, according to Packers Wire.

Recalling Rodgers’ ‘Majestic’ Touchdown to Adams at Jacksonville—PackersCentral/SI.com

The last time Green Bay played the Jaguars provided arguably the biggest highlight of a season full of them in 2016. How Aaron Rodgers got the ball out, much less accurately, with Jalen Ramsey grasping his jersey is something we’ll never know.

Central Florida To Build Aviation Facility For Jetsons-Like ‘Flying Cars’—Huffington Post

Florida is actually doing something cool here. I mean, flying cars are still far off in the future but this will at least be cool to look at.