Packers without three key starters on offensive line vs. Bengals

Green Bay Packers, Elgton Jenkins - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Elgton Jenkins - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The Packers will be missing three key starters on the offensive line in Week 5.

The Green Bay Packers have a long list of injuries entering their Week 5 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and we now know they will be without three starters along the offensive line this afternoon.

The Packers have released their full list of inactives for today’s game against the Bengals.

Unfortunately, they will once again be without Pro Bowl offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins, who misses his third game in a row due to an ankle injury. Rookie center Josh Myers had already been ruled out earlier this week due to a finger injury.

And with All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari on the PUP list for at least another two weeks, the Packers are down three starters along the offensive line.

Packers inactives in Week 5 vs. Bengals

  • CB Rasul Douglas
  • DL Jack Heflin
  • OL Elgton Jenkins
  • OL Josh Myers
  • S Vernon Scott
  • LB Jaylon Smith

The Packers’ two new signings, cornerback Rasul Douglas and linebacker Jaylon Smith, won’t be active today.

Who will start?

It looks like Lucas Patrick will be starting at center.

The rest of the offensive line should remain the same from last week, with Yosh Nijman at tackle, Jon Runyan Jr. at left guard, Royce Newman at right guard, and Billy Turner at right tackle. The only change from last week should see Patrick replace Myers.

The offensive line has held up well this season even with the injuries. When fully healthy, this line can be one of the best in the league. But that won’t be the case this week. Green Bay will, once again, have to adjust as it reshuffles the front five.

The play up front along the offensive line will be a major factor in the outcome of today’s game.