Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson is at practice on Tuesday after playing for the first time this season in a 34-20 loss against the Detroit Lions last Thursday night. Watson was dealing with a hamstring injury before then, and it is a good sign that he is practicing, knowing there should be no issues when it comes to Monday night’s matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders on the road.
Watson, on Thursday night, caught only two passes for 25 yards receiving and a touchdown against the Lions. His touchdown reception was on a one-yard reception from Jordan Love. He will need to have a much bigger role for the Green Bay Packers offense against the Las Vegas Raiders defense. Green Bay is 2-2 on the year, and Las Vegas is 1-3 on the year.
Christian Watson Needs To See More Targets on Monday Night for the Green Bay Packers
Watson being back at practice on Tuesday means he is going to get a ton of reps with the first team. Quarterback Jordan Love will need to get used to him more throughout the rest of the season. Love likes to throw it to Romeo Doubs quite a bit and also has thrown it to rookie wide receiver Jayden Reed.
Christian Watson is known as the “home-run threat” for this football team. He was the returning leading receiver on this football team a season ago with 611 yards compared to Romeo Doubs’s 425 yards receiving. Doubs has turned into the top wide receiver at the current moment for the Green Bay Packers.
Watson will need to prove himself against the Raiders defense on Monday night. If he does not have another good game this weekend, it will be interesting to see how this offense would play with him not playing well. Hamstring injuries are difficult to process throughout the course of an NFL regular season.
He was one of several injury-riddled Packers players who showed up today. Eric Stokes, Jaire Alexander, Aaron Jones, and Elgton Jenkins all showed up. This is a good sign for the Green Bay Packers. They are going to be in must-win territory Monday night. Watson and Jordan Love will need to show chemistry in practice for the rest of the week and for the rest of the season, for that matter, as well.