Jones carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Colts. He added four receptions for 30 yards.
Jones out-touched Jamaal Williams 14-6 but was limited by the fact that the team attempted only 18 rushes overall. Nevertheless, he found the end zone on a two-yard rush early in the second quarter for his seventh touchdown of the campaign. Jones was also effective as a receiver out of the backfield and has logged at least four receptions in six of his eight contests this season. He will face a strong run defense in Week 12 against the Bears, though his receiving ability ensures his involvement in the offense and a chance to remain productive.
Jones registered 46 rushing yards on 13 carries, adding five receptions for 49 yards during Sunday's 24-20 win against Jacksonville. He also fumbled once, but the ball rolled out of bounds.
Jones averaged an electrifying 5.7 yards per carry over his first four appearances of the 2020 campaign, but he's been contained to just 3.1 yards per attempt over his past three outings against the Buccaneers, 49ers and Jaguars. Tampa Bay and San Francisco entered Sunday's slate ranking first and 10th in rush defense, respectively, but Jacksonville sat at 27th in the NFL with 138.1 yards per game surrendered on the ground. Jones was unable to capitalize on a seemingly favorable Week 10 matchup, though he did salvage considerable value in producing his second-highest receiving output of the year. The fourth-year back has garnered a healthy workload of 18-plus offensive touches in six of his seven appearances this season, but he heads into a challenging Week 11 matchup against the Colts' No. 3 rush defense.
Jones (calf) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Jones was listed as limited on each of the Packers' Week 9 injury reports prior to getting the green light to return to action in last Thursday's win at San Francisco. In his return from a two-game absence due to the calf strain, Jones played a normal 61 percent of the snaps on offense, which led to 20 touches for 79 yards. The workload likely was necessitated by the lack of available running backs; both Jamaal Williams (not injury related) and AJ Dillon (illness) were unavailable while residing on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Williams is back on the active roster, but Dillon remains away from the team as he deals with the illness. As a result, the Packers seem poised to have their top two backs available Sunday against the Jaguars for the first time since Week 6.
Jones (calf) rushed 15 times for 58 yards and secured all five targets for an additional 21 yards in the Packers' 34-17 win over the 49ers on Thursday night.
Jones was able to make it through pregame workouts without issue, setting the stage for his return from a two-game absence on a night the Packers were without Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon for COVID-related reasons. Jones paced the backfield in carries, but Tyler Ervin did complement him nicely with eight attempts as game script allowed Green Bay to keep the star running back's workload lighter than usual. Jones now has the luxury of a few extra days of rest ahead of a very favorable Week 10 matchup against the Jaguars on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Jones (calf) is listed as active Thursday at San Francisco.
As expected, Jones has done enough to show the Packers that he can play through his calf injury. With AJ Dillon (illness) and Jamaal Williams (not injury related) unavailable due to residing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jones should be in the mix for touches out of Green Bay's backfield. That said, Tyler Ervin and Dexter Williams are healthy and available, so Jones may merely be an emergency option Thursday.
Jones (calf) is expected to suit up for Thursday's contest at San Francisco, pending a pregame workout, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Notably, Schefter stated the Packers intend to be "careful" with Jones and see how his calf reacts to the aforementioned warmup, but they also expect him to be available to the offense. If he indeed is active, Jones may only be used in an emergency with two other healthy bodies (Tyler Ervin and Dexter Williams) available to the backfield. However, Jones has averaged 110 yards from scrimmage per game and scored seven touchdowns in five appearances this season, so there's still a decent chance he contributes to the box score.
The Packers are increasingly hopeful that Jones (calf), who is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the 49ers, will be able to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Listed as a limited practice participant on each of the Packers' three reports this week, Jones hasn't proven that he's completely moved past the calf strain that has sidelined him for the team's past two games. That being said, Jones has apparently shown improvement over the past few days, so the Packers will likely clear him to play if he can make it through an early warmup without issue. Clarification on Jones' status one way or the other should come approximately 90 minutes prior to the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff, when the Packers release their inactive list. If Jones is available, Rapoport notes that the running back could be in store for a limited role, which supports what Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported earlier Thursday. With AJ Dillon and Jamaal Williams already ruled out for Week 9 after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Tyler Ervin -- who has lined up mostly out wide or in the slot this season -- and practice squad callup Dexter Williams are the only other healthy running backs on the roster.
Jones (calf) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game at San Francisco, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jones' practice reps were capped this week as he works his way back from a strained calf. Both coach Matt LaFleur and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett expect Jones to be "a game-time deal," per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, so the running back's availability (or lack thereof) Thursday likely will come down to a pregame workout. The Packers could use his services, as AJ Dillon tested positive for COVID-19 this week and Jamaal Williams is unavailable because he was considered to be a high-risk close contact of Dillon's. Aside from Jones, the team has two available backs (Tyler Ervin and practice-squad member Dexter Williams) to handle work.
Coach Matt LaFleur said a decision on whether Jones (calf) will play this week will come down to the wire ahead of Thursday's game at San Francisco, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. "We'll give him up to game time, and then we'll figure it out," LaFleur noted. "So we'll see."
Jones was listed as LP on Monday's practice estimate and officially was a limited participant at Tuesday's walk-through. Ideally, the Packers would like him to elevate to full by Wednesday, but considering the state of their backfield, waiting until a pregame workout Thursday seems like a prudent approach. With both Jamaal Williams (not injury related) and AJ Dillon (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jones, Tyler Ervin and practice squad member Dexter Williams are the only running backs available to the Packers. As a result, Jones may have a huge workload this week if he's able to get past (or play through) his strained calf.
Jones (calf) was limited at Tuesday's walk-through, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Jones and Tyler Ervin are the only available running backs on the active roster, with Dexter Williams waiting in the wings on the practice squad, after Jamaal Williams (not injury related) landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to being a high-risk close contact of AJ Dillon (illness). Jones seems to have a chance to play Thursday at San Francisco after practicing for the first time since Week 6 prep, but much may depend on how he fares in Wednesday's session. If he's able to prove his health, he likely will be the lead back, with Ervin and potentially practice-squadder Williams taking on complementary roles.
Jones (calf) is listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate.
Jones missed a second straight game in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, as the Packers have been taking a precautionary approach to his return. Although the team didn't hold practice, Monday's practice estimate signals that Jones will return to the field Tuesday, affording him a chance to play Thursday against the 49ers. His presence is even more important now that rookie AJ Dillon is on the reserve/COVID-19 list, as Jamaal Williams is the only remaining healthy running back on the active roster.
Jones (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Minnesota, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Jones will miss a second straight game, and his continued absence from practice suggests he may not be ready for a Thursday matchup with the 49ers four days later. Jamaal Williams got 19 carries and five targets on 89 percent snap share in last week's win over Houston, while AJ Dillon was limited to five carries on 23 percent of snaps. It's possible the Packers look to get Dillon more involved, but Williams is still the safe bet to pile up touches and yards while Jones is unavailable.
Jones (calf) isn't at Friday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
A third consecutive absence suggests Jones isn't likely to play in Sunday's game against Minnesota, but it's still possible the Packers list him as questionable or doubtful rather than officially ruling him out on the final injury report. Jamaal Williams played 89 percent of offensive snaps in last week's win over Houston, piling up 114 total yards and a touchdown.
Jones (calf) didn't practice Thursday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
As coach Matt LaFleur mentioned Wednesday, the Packers will be "very careful" with Jones as he recovers from the strained calf he suffered in practice last week. Jones didn't suit up Week 7 at Houston, yielding the backfield to Jamaal Williams (114 yards from scrimmage, one TD) and rookie second-rounder AJ Dillon (11, zero). With no practice reps under his belt this week, Jones is trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Vikings, but he still has one more practice to make his case for active status.
Jones (calf) isn't practicing Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The Packers have a reputation for being cautious with injured players, and coach Matt LaFleur reiterated Wednesday that the team would be "very careful" managing Jones' calf strain. LaFleur said he hopes to have the running back available sooner than later, but it isn't clear if that will happen for a Week 8 matchup with the Vikings. A return to practice Thursday or Friday would at least give Jones a shot to make his case for suiting up.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Wednesday that the Packers will be "very careful" with Jones as the running back works through a strained calf muscle, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
LaFleur also said the team hopes to have Jones back in the lineup sooner than later, though the overarching theme is one of caution. Jamaal Williams filled in effectively for Jones in the Week 7 win over Houston, and he could get another start Sunday against the 49ers. Practice reports throughout the week should provide some information on Jones' progress.
Jones (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game at Houston, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jones injured his calf at Thursday's practice and subsequently didn't practice Friday, earning a questionable designation in the process. On Saturday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette indicated the Packers weren't "expected to push him" to play, but Tom Pelissero of NFL Network countered Sunday morning, calling Jones a "game-time" decision. In the end, Jones' mild calf strain will result in his first absence of the season, allowing Jamaal Williams, AJ Dillon and even practice squad callup Dexter Williams to earn reps in Jones' stead.
Jones (calf) traveled with the Packers to Houston and is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Texans, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette previously indicated that the Packers weren't expected to push the running back, whose MRI revealed what's being described as a very mild calf strain. Though Pelissero notes that Jones wants to play, he adds that "Green Bay's medical staff is always cautious" and if the team's top rusher isn't 100 percent, he won't go Sunday. In that scenario, Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon would be in line for increased roles, with Dexter Williams in reserve. Final confirmation of Jones' Week 7 status will arrive upon the release of the Packers' inactives in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.
Jones (calf) isn't expected to play in Sunday's game versus the Texans, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Although Jones relayed Friday that he was confident he'd play Sunday, this news was somewhat expected considering the soft-tissue injury surfaced during Thursday's practice. The official status will be handed down when the Packers release inactives about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. It's an appealing matchup for any backfield, as the Texans have allowed a league-high 177.5 rushing yards per game this year. Jamaal Williams figures to be the lead back Sunday, though rookie second-round pick AJ Dillon could command a handful of touches as well.
Jones (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Houston, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Jones was a late addition to the injury report, missing practice Friday after he suffered a calf strain during Thursday's session. He hopes to be ready for Sunday, but he acknowledged it'll be up to the Packers training staff to make the final decision, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. On that note, Demovsky believes Jones is unlikely to play, pointing to the training staff's history of being cautious, especially with soft-tissue injuries (just ask Davante Adams). On the other hand, Jones said he's confident he can play, and coach Matt LaFleur said the running back is "more in the questionable category" than doubtful. Fortunately for fantasy managers, the Packers have a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday, allowing for a plethora of fill-in options if Jones is inactive. Jamaal Williams would be the safest bet to see touches out of the Green Bay backfield, but rookie second-round pick AJ Dillon also would be in line for an expanded role.
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