The big news of today in Green Bay was that wide receiver Davante Adams returned to practice after missing time on the reserve/COVID-19 list, as did defensive coordinator Joe Barry, who was available for media availability today. These were expected moves, as Packers head coach Matt LaFleur stated earlier in the week that the pair would likely return on Thursday.
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Aside from Adams returning to the field, it was a very quiet day in Green Bay compared to the last two. It should also be noted here that running back Patrick Taylor was elevated from the practice squad to the 53-man roster today, giving the team a third running back for on Sunday against the Chiefs.
Defensive lineman Jack Heflin went from a non-practicing player to a full participant on Thursday after recovering from an undisclosed illness that kept him out on Wednesday. Kingsley Keke, who has been in concussion protocol since his injury against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, is still a non-participant in practice. Defensive end Dean Lowry (hamstring) went from a non-participant to a limited participant while tackle Dennis Kelly (back) stayed as a limited participant.
Should situations on the defensive line turn south, expect practice-squadder R.J. McIntosh, who was protected by the team for the first time this week, to jump up to the game-day roster. With Keke and Lowry still not in the full swing of things, it’s at least a possibility at this point.
Tight end Marcedes Lewis also didn’t practice today, due to his weekly vet day. Keep those legs fresh, Big Dog. We need you. The only member on the entire Chiefs’ 53-man roster who was not a full participant on Thursday was backup tackle Mike Remmers, who is out with a knee injury.