The Packers will be without Billy Turner in Week 1.
As expected, offensive lineman Billy Turner and defensive tackle Montravius Adams are out after being listed as doubtful on the injury report.
More surprising is that wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown is also inactive. St. Brown wasn’t on the injury report, with the Packers instead going with Malik Taylor on the gameday roster. Few expected Taylor to even make the 53-man roster but he’ll now get some snaps in Week 1, even if it’s only on special teams.
The Packers will be without safety Raven Greene in this game, which is bad news. He’s the third safety behind the two starters but would’ve been in line for a significant role in Mike Pettine’s defense. With Greene out, Will Redmond and inside linebacker Oren Burks could earn more snaps.
The wait for Jordan Love’s debut will go on, as expected. With Tim Boyle the backup to Aaron Rodgers this season, Love is inactive.
Green Bay’s other inactives are cornerback Parry Nickerson and linebacker Randy Ramsey.
For the Vikings, offensive tackle Ezra Cleveland, their second-round pick, is inactive.
The time for talking and preparations is over. The Packers are ready to begin their 2020 season on the road against the Vikings. It will be an unusual feeling in this game as there will, of course, be no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Vikings will be able to play crowd noise through the speakers, but according to Zach Kruse of Packers Wire, this won’t be as loud as you’d normally expect for a game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
It’s something we’ll also see when the Packers return home next week to host the Detroit Lions.
What’s your prediction for the season opener?