Packers drop major hint that Romeo Doubs will play in Week 1 vs. Bears

This is potentially a positive sign about Romeo Doubs' status for the season opener.
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The Green Bay Packers won't have Christian Watson available for their season opener, but the team possibly dropped a major hint that Romeo Doubs will play.

Doubs is considered questionable for Week 1 against the Chicago Bears due to a hamstring injury. The Packers have already ruled out Watson.

The thought of beginning the Jordan Love era without his top two wide receivers is concerning. It would put pressure on rookies Jayden Reed and Luke Musgrave. However, the Packers' latest roster moves provide an encouraging hint about Doubs' status.

Packers roster moves could indicate Romeo Doubs will play in Week 1

On Saturday, the Packers elevated safety Innis Gaines and running back Patrick Taylor to the active roster from the practice squad. They did not promote a wide receiver.

If the Packers were concerned about Doubs' availability, they likely would've elevated Grant DuBose or Bo Melton.

If Doubs misses the game, the Packers will only have Samori Toure, Jayden Reed, Dontayion Wicks, and Malik Heath available. It's a risk they would be unlikely to take if Doubs were truly questionable for Sunday.

The fact Green Bay chose not to elevate a wide receiver to the active roster is potentially the clearest sign that they are confident in Doubs' availability.

The second-year wide receiver practiced in limited fashion on Thursday and Friday. Head coach Matt LaFleur said Doubs "looked good."

Having Doubs available would give the Packers' offense a huge boost. He was a go-to target for Jordan Love throughout the summer. The two have built excellent chemistry on the practice field, something the Packers hope translates to the regular season.

Doubs is still listed as questionable on the Packers' injury report, so his status for Week 1 remains up in the air. However, the latest roster moves provide optimism that he will play.

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