Packers: Corey Linsley return is great news for offense

Green Bay Packers, Corey Linsley (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Corey Linsley (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Corey Linsley’s return is great news for the Packers offense.

Last week in the win over the Carolina Panthers, the Green Bay Packers‘ offensive line had a rare bad performance as they allowed five sacks.

Chances are, they’ll be able to bounce back against a Tennessee Titans defense that has the fewest sack total in the league this season.

But there’s more good news for the Packers. Center Corey Linsley is set to make his return on Sunday night.

The Packers announced this weekend that Linsley has been activated from injured reserve, meaning he’s available to play tonight. And if there was still any doubt, Linsley was added to the injury report but doesn’t have an injury designation, meaning he’s set to return against the Titans.

With Linsley back in the lineup, Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins should slide back to guard with Billy Turner playing at right tackle. This has been the best starting group for Green Bay this season.

While Linsley was a Pro Bowl snub this season, he’s been one of the best centers in the league this year and is ranked No. 1 at his position by Pro Football Focus.

With two more regular season games to go, Linsley will aim to secure his first All-Pro selection with a couple of strong performances against the Titans and Chicago Bears.

In other news for the offense, running back Dexter Williams has been promoted to the active roster, a strong indication that Jamaal Williams won’t be available on Sunday. With Jamaal Williams out, will we see more from rookie running back AJ Dillon?

If the offensive line can give Aaron Rodgers time to throw, this offense should roll against a struggling Titans defense. Getting Linsley back in the starting lineup will help the league’s top offensive line get even better this week.