We didn’t think it would happen, but it appears the Green Bay Packers will bring receiver Jake Kumerow back from injured reserve after all.
Kumerow, who hurt his shoulder during the preseason, started practicing again on Wednesday.
Kumerow gives the Packers plenty of receivers. Seven, to be exact. He is the second receiver the Packers have designated to return from IR after Trevor Davis. Although Davis is more of just a return man.
Kumerow had a hell of a preseason for the Packers and earned a roster spot. However, the shoulder injury, which he incurred somersaulting into the end zone on a touchdown, put him on IR up to this point.
The other important thing to note here is that the Packers have used both of their return from injured reserve designations. That means Geronimo Allison won’t be returning this season.
Allison went on IR in early November because of a groin injury.
As for Kumerow, the former UW-Whitewater standout has never caught a pass in a regular season NFL game. Kumerow could play this weekend if the Packers want him to. However, they would have to clear a roster spot for him first.