The exact severity of Allison's injury is currently unknown, but head coach Mike McCarthy did say Tuesday that the team is using minicamp to get a closer look at its younger, more inexperienced players. Allison still probably fits into that category, but Green Bay has no reason to force him back out onto the field at this point in the offseason.
Allison will have additional competition this offseason following the selection of three wide receivers in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The Packers waited until Day 3 to reinforce the receivers room, but once they tabbed J'Mon Moore in the fourth round they didn't stop there, also selecting Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the fifth round and Equanimeous St. Brown in the sixth. Along with the trio, Allison, Michael Clark, Trevor Davis and 2017 fifth-round pick DeAngelo Yancey are the best bets to work in three-wide sets with starters Devante Adams and Randall Cobb this year. Any misstep could put Allison behind the eight ball, but even when given an opportunity in Green Bay, he's managed 7.5 yards per target while playing 24.7 percent of the offensive snaps across two seasons.
After some maneuvering in the receiving corps the last 24 hours, the Packers made the easy decision to keep Allison in the fold. There's little question he won't fill the leadership void left behind by the release of Jordy Nelson, but Allison's usage should increase in three-wide formations alongside Davante Adams and Randall Cobb. As it stands, Allison seems destined to surpass his career-high marks of 23 catches (on 39 targets) for 253 yards from 2017.
Allison occupied the No. 4 spot on the depth chart at the wide receiver spot for most of the campaign, but his numbers took a small step forward in his second season. The Packers re-signed fellow receiver Davante Adams to a multi-year deal before 2017 came to a close, but they will have decisions to make on wideouts Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, who carry hefty salaries in 2018. If either or both move on, that could allow Allison to move up the ranks, and give him a chance to post more games like his 122-yard outing from Week 3, in which he had Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball.
Allison suffered a finger injury during Sunday's game in Detroit, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Listed as questionable to return, Allison hurt one of the fingers on his right hand. If his pass-catching is compromised enough, the Packers may hold him out of the remainder of the contest. With Davante Adams (concussion) and Jordy Nelson (shoulder) inactive, the wideout corps would be whittled down to Randall Cobb, Michael Clark, Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis.
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||2||12||202||16.8||39||2||3||0||11|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||2||23||253||11.0||72||0||1||1||10|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|