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Beat Up Packers WR Core Still Struggling to Find Healthy Bodies

It has not been an easy go this season if you are a Green Bay Packers wide receiver, as once again on Thursday the team was short-handed as they get set to take on the Oakland Raiders Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Sitting at 6-point favorites at novibet.co.uk, the Packers on Thursday were minus receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who missed the practice session because of ankle and knee injuries.

As a whole, the team ended their Monday night win over the Lions with a number of issues in the wide out department, a concern for this team moving forward.

Valdes-Scantling is not practicing and is still nowhere near 100 percent for Sunday, and also the Pack are without Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison as well as they get set for action.

Adams, a player the team really could use back in the lineup right now, has missed the last two games with a turf toe injury.

As for Allison, he suffered a concussion during the win over Detroit on Monday night, and there’s no word is he is going to be ready to go for Sunday’s game against Oakland.

With all the question marks about the receiver position for Sunday, the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers might have to get creative.

One player that might pay off is newly acquired Ryan Grant. He’s a guy that could give some support coming out and making a few plays.

“I’m not sure what the status will be for a couple of those guys this week, but it is good having a guy in here who’s made plays before,” Rodgers said on Wednesday of the addition of Grant.

“But on the flip side, before last game, not many people knew who Allen Lazard was, and he burst onto the scene in the fourth quarter. So I’d love to get him, obviously, involved this week in a bigger way, and hopefully get Ryan up to speed.”

Jake Kumerow, Lazard and Darrius Shepherd are the other healthy wideouts in Green Bay, but truthfully it looks like a team that is going to have to figure some things out in terms of pass catchers before the kickoff in Lambeau Field.

Safety Darnell Savage (ankle), tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle) and defensive tackle Kenny Clark (calf) were also out of action at Thursday’s practice.

Veteran defensive back Tramon Williams (unknown) also did not practice while reporters were present. Those players efforts will be updated later on Friday before the final walk-through for the team.


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