Burks played sparingly on defense in both Weeks 8 and 9, but he was held out of the game plan entirely against the Dolphins. At least for the time being, consider Antonio Morrison the Packers' No. 2 option at the inside linebacker position behind Blake Martinez.
The rookie third-round pick will make his NFL debut. However, the team announced it would use Burks in a limited role in order to minimize the risk of him aggravating his shoulder injury, so expect him to play mainly on special teams in Week 3.
Burks will play in Sunday's game against the Redskins but will primarily be used on special teams, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
The rookie was cleared for full practice this week after Burks missed the first two games of the season with a shoulder injury. However, it appears the Packers aren't willing to throw Burks back into full action immediately, which is somewhat surprising given that he is listed as a starter on the team's depth chart. Nevertheless, expect Burks to have a chance to make a significant impact on defense once Week 4 rolls around.
Burks (shoulder) was estimated to be a full practice participant Wednesday, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
The Packers' first practice of the week isn't actually until Thursday, but it's still a great sign for Burks after missing the first two games of the season with a dislocated left shoulder and being limited last week. The rookie third-round pick appears slated to make his NFL debut at Washington on Sunday.
Burks will continue waiting for his first regular season action, and he'll set his sights on a Week 3 matchup with the Redskins. In his place, a mix of Antonio Morrison and James Crawford will fill in at inside linebacker against a strong Vikings' running game.
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