The Green Bay Packers will get their 2021 first-round pick back ahead of their Week 7 matchup with the Denver Broncos. The Packers announced they released a linebacker to make room for the activation for their secondary.
The Green Bay Packers get their starting CB back
Head coach Joe Barry said earlier this season that defensive back Eric Stokes being out was a “champagne problem” for the Packers’ defense. According to a statement by the Packers Saturday afternoon, Stokes will make his first appearance on the roster since Week 9 last season as they activated him off the PUP list:
#Packers activate CB Eric Stokes off of PUP list.
Roster moves 📰 https://t.co/ZMxe9Juipb
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 21, 2023
The Packers released linebacker Justin Hollins to make room for Stokes. Stokes was listed as questionable to play the Broncos on the Packers Week 7 injury report. He was limited at practice all week.
One would assume the Packers plan for Stokes to play if they activated him on Saturday.
Stokes’ return comes at a fortunate time for the defense. Jaire Alexander is questionable to play the Broncos due to his lingering back injury. Alexander did not practice on Friday.
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