Packers add an offensive asset to the 53-man roster
The Green Bay Packers made several moves on the offensive line this week. They worked out two offensive linemen they would go on to sign to the practice squad on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Packers activated an offensive asset that’s been dormant for several weeks.
The Packers activated 6-foot-9 OT Caleb Jones off the NFI list, where he had been for the last two and a half months.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) December 14, 2022
Jones, who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent, was put on the NFI list as he battled mononucleosis. He was designated to return a few weeks ago. Jones was impressive during the Packers’ preseason. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers felt like Jones should have made the Packers’ original 53-man roster. (He started the season on the practice squad.)
Jones was promoted to the 53-man squad after the Packers’ loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. It’ll be interesting to see how much the Packers use him in the final four weeks. The Packers should be set at offensive line for their game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night.
However, if the Packers are eliminated from playoff contention, one would think the Packers would play Jones to evaluate the rookie before next season. Especially with question marks with contracts coming up this offseason at the offensive tackle position.