Mason Crosby has been in a tough situation for, what seems like, months. Mason Crosby showed up on Green Bay’s PUP list in late July. It came as a surprise to many. Crosby was present for the Packers’ mandatory minicamp but did not participate. On July 27th Mike Clemens tweeted out:
Packers veteran PK Mason Crosby, on the PUP, says he had “a minor scope” after experiencing pain in his right knee during OTA’s. Called it “just an oil change. The goal is to be ready by Week 1.”
While the exact injury of the Packers kicker still not known, we at least had an idea about what is going on. Of course, it was also nice to know that the goal for week one never changed. Well we are exactly one month later and the updates we have been getting aren’t as optimistic.
Matt LaFleur gives update on Crosby:
Today the Packers’ head coach was asked about Crosby during an interview:
Matt LaFleur says team has not yet decided whether kicker Mason Crosby will come off PUP before Tuesday’s deadline.
This comes just days after Rob Demovsky tweeted out:
If you’re worried about K Mason Crosby (knee) for Week 1, it sounds like you shouldn’t be.
Crosby: “This is six weeks out so that was kind of the goal was to be progressing and kicking more at this point. I hit a set inside today and felt really good.”
Who would kick week one if Crosby can’t go?
Currently Ramiz Ahmed appears to be locking down the kicking job. Since being signed after the first preseason game, he has gone 3/3 in games and impressed during practice. If Crosby can’t go week one, Ahmed may have to go into hostile territory for his first NFL action.
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