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Packers' AJ Dillon: Finishes on injured list
Dillon (thumb/neck) tallied 178 carries for 613 yards and two touchdowns while adding 22 receptions for 223 yards over 15 games in the 2023 season.
Dillon saw action in Green Bay's first 14 games of the season, but a pair of injuries prevented him from playing in two of the team's last four regular-season games as well as both of its postseason contests. Dillon will be a free agent this offseason, and the Packers could try to bring him back. However, after Dillon averaged 5.3 YPC as a rookie, that number dipped each of the last three seasons and bottomed out at 3.4 in 2023; consequently, the team could well opt to go in a different direction.... See More ... See Less
Packers' AJ Dillon: Sitting out again Saturday
Dillon (thumb/neck) is listed as inactive for Saturday's divisional-round game at San Francisco, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports.
Dillon thus will miss a third consecutive contest due to the neck stinger that he suffered during a Week 17 win in Minnesota. On a positive note, he managed his first on-field work since then when he practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, potentially setting him up to play beyond Saturday if the Packers are able to pull of a victory. With Dillon again out of the lineup, Aaron Jones will continue to dominate Green Bay's backfield, while Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor are the options for any RB reps that linger.... See More ... See Less
Packers' AJ Dillon: Status in question for Saturday
Coach Matt LaFleur said Thursday that Dillon (thumb/neck) will be questionable for Saturday's divisional-round game at San Francisco, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Dillon logged his first notable on-field work Thursday since sustaining a neck stinger Week 17 at Minnesota. At the very least, he took part in the team stretch and had his helmet on prior to drills, per Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site. Dillon thus has a chance to reclaim his standing as the team's No. 2 running back behind Aaron Jones (knee/finger) this weekend, something that'll be confirmed, one way or another, about 90 minutes for Saturday's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.... See More ... See Less
Packers' AJ Dillon: Misses another practice
Dillon (neck/thumb) remained sidelined at practice Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Dillon, who was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, thus has one more chance to upgrade his participation in practice ahead of Saturday's divisional round contest against the 49ers. If Dillon -- who last suited up in Week 17 -- remains sidelined this weekend, Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor would be next up for backfield snaps that don't go to starter Aaron Jones.... See More ... See Less
Packers' AJ Dillon: DNP to start week
The Packers listed Dillon (thumb/neck) as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Green Bay did not hold an official practice, but Dillon would not have been able to participate had they done so. That means the fourth-year running back has yet to practice since suffering a neck stinger in Week 17. Since he has been sidelined, Patrick Taylor and Emanuel Wilson have served as options behind Aaron Jones (knee) in the backfield.... See More ... See Less
Packers' AJ Dillon: Won't play Sunday
Dillon (thumb/neck) is inactive for Sunday's wild-card game in Dallas.
Dillon, who has yet to practice since suffering a neck stinger during Week 17 action, will miss a second consecutive contest as a result. In Dillon's place, Patrick Taylor likely will earn any backfield reps that don't go to top running back Aaron Jones, who has reeled off three straight performances of 110-plus yards on the ground. Green Bay will need a victory Sunday in order for Dillon to have a chance to suit up again this season.... See More ... See Less
Packers' AJ Dillon: Doubtful for Sunday
Coach Matt LaFleur said Friday that Dillon (thumb/neck) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's wild-card contest in Dallas, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports.
Per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Dillon was absent from drills for a third day in a row Friday, so his designation for Sunday doesn't come as a surprise. Assuming Dillon misses a second consecutive game due to a neck stinger, the Packers backfield will be in good hands with Aaron Jones (knee/finger), who has cracked the century mark in rushing yards in three straight outings. Any RB reps that don't go to Jones likely will be handled by Patrick Taylor.... See More ... See Less
Packers' AJ Dillon: Another DNP on Thursday
Dillon (thumb/neck) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.
Dillon was knocked out of the Packers' Week 17 win at Minnesota with a stinger that hasn't afforded him any official on-field work in the meantime. Having said that, he joined his teammates for Thursday's team stretch before moving to the rehab group, according to Wes Hodkiewicz of the team's official site. The development may mean Dillon has made some progress in his recovery, but he now has just one more opportunity to practice Friday before Green Bay potentially makes a ruling on his availability for Sunday's wild-card contest in Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Packers' AJ Dillon: Takes part in team stretch Thursday
Dillon (neck/thumb) took part in the Packers' team stretch before joining the rehab group during Thursday's practice, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Dillon appears as if he'll go down as a non-participant for a second day in a row as the team prepares for Sunday's wild-card game at Dallas. A neck stinger is to blame and also something that sidelined the running back for this past Sunday's win against the Bears. Ultimately, Thursday's injury report will reveal what, if anything, Dillon was able to handle.... See More ... See Less
Packers' AJ Dillon: No practice reps Wednesday
Head coach Matt LaFleur said Dillon (neck/thumb) didn't practice Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Dillon has yet to log any on-field work since suffering a stinger Week 17 at Minnesota, but he'll have two more chances this week to put himself on a path to play in Sunday's wild-card game in Dallas. Aaron Jones has been dominating the Packers backfield down the stretch, so if Dillon isn't able to suit up this weekend, Patrick Taylor and, to a lesser extent, Emanuel Wilson, would be the candidates to fill in behind Jones.... See More ... See Less
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