Packers Week 16 injury report: AJ Dillon clears concussion protocol

Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon was removed from the Week 16 injury report.

The Green Bay Packers could be close to full strength when they take on the Miami Dolphins on Christmas Day.

On Thursday, the Packers removed running back AJ Dillon from their Week 16 injury report.

This comes after head coach Matt LaFleur said Dillon had passed the concussion protocol. As expected, he is no longer on the injury report.

It means the Packers’ powerful running back will be available for Sunday’s must-win matchup with the Dolphins on Sunday afternoon.

More good news on Thursday was that offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins was limited at practice. He didn’t practice on Wednesday. That’s a good sign for his availability against the Dolphins this week.

Left tackle David Bakhtiari remained out of practice, putting his status for Sunday’s game in doubt. However, he may soon be back on the practice field.

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Matt LaFleur said Bakhtiari could practice tomorrow.

Inside linebacker Krys Barnes (hand) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (right thumb/rib) were full participants at practice again on Thursday.

Along with Jenkins, safety Rudy Ford (wrist), running back Aaron Jones (knee), and cornerback Keisean Nixon (knee) were limited at practice.

Outside of Bakhtiari, the only other player not practicing on Thursday was tight end Marcedes Lewis. But this is part of the routine. He was given a veteran rest day, as usual.

The Packers are about as healthy as they have been all year.

They will need as many starters available as possible ahead of a challenging matchup with the Dolphins. While Miami has lost three in a row, it still remains a serious playoff contender and is 5-1 at home this season.

The Packers have a chance to win, but they will need to be at their best.