Packers: AJ Dillon practices on Wednesday ahead of NFC title game

Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

After suffering a quad injury in last week’s divisional round win over the Los Angeles Rams, it was unclear whether Green Bay Packers rookie running back AJ Dillon would be able to play in the NFC Championship Game.

Well, he was able to practice on Wednesday which is a good sign.

In fact, the Packers had everyone on the active roster available at practice on Wednesday, according to the team’s first injury report of the week. Eleven players are on the injury report this week but they all practiced today.

That includes kicker Mason Crosby, who was clearly in some pain after injuring his shoulder last week. He was still able to kick in that game so the hope is he’ll be good to go on Sunday.

Defensive tackle Kingsley Keke missed last week’s win over the Rams due to a concussion but could return this week. He was limited at Wednesday’s practice. It would be great to have Keke available in the NFC title game.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ top three wide receivers were all on the injury report.

It’s unclear whether Antonio Brown will be able to play. He’s dealing with a knee injury and didn’t practice on Wednesday. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin were both limited and it seems far more likely they’ll both be available.

Running back Ronald Jones is on the injury report with quad and finger injuries but he was able to play last week so that should be the expectation again on Sunday.

It’s too early in the week to know exactly which players will be available for both teams, so it will be important to keep a close eye on the injury report throughout the week.

However, both teams had the majority of their players practicing at least in a limited fashion, which is a sign they could both be close to full strength on Sunday.