The Green Bay Packers had an almost comical litany of injuries going into the Detroit Lions game last week.
The receiving corps were decimated with both Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison sidelined. The secondary was shorthanded without Jaire Alexander, Bashaud Breeland and Jermaine Whitehead sidelined.
It appears the injury epidemic is over.
All three defensive backs returned to practice on Thursday. The Packers could have their entire secondary intact for the first time this season. Defense hasn’t been the problem for the Packers, though. Offense has.
That unit looks like it should be healthier this week too. Allison cleared concussion protocol. Now he and Cobb need to get their hamstrings healthy. Both players were at practice and dressed, but coach Mike McCarthy said they would work with the rehab group.
That they did do something practice-wise would indicate both are likely to give a full practice a go at some point this week.
It’s not exactly like the Packers offense has been dormant this year. They’ve put up yards. They’ve just been sloppy and keep putting themselves in holes.
Cobb, after a big game in week 1, had just 52 yards in the next two games combined. Then he went on the shelf for the next two. Allison has been more consistent in terms of yardage. However, he also has three drops.
Part of the issue has been Aaron Rodgers missing too many throws. We’ll have to see if having his full complement of receivers improves the situation.