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Elgton Jenkins is Going to Get His Start Sooner Than Expected with Lane Taylor on Injured Reserve

Left guard starter Lane Taylor is being placed on the injured reserve with a bicep injury, according to Packers.com. He will be eligible to return in November. In a related move, the Packers also signed Adam Pankey from the Tennessee Titans practice squad. Pankey was waived by the Packers this past August. Elgton Jenkins, who seemed to perform well during the preseason, will be starting left guard in Taylor’s place.

Matt LaFleur made the announcement during a post-practice press interview:

Here are LaFleur’s comments on Jenkins(transcribed by Madison.com):

“I just think it’s a matter of the competition. And until one guy really shows the other one up, we’re going to keep it competitive and we’re fully comfortable with that,” LaFleur had said Thursday. “I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing to have a guy take a breather, come back in. Then he’s fresh. It’s just like what you see defensively quite often with defensive linemen — they’ll rotate those guys in. So the defensive line might be fresh but your O-line’s not.”

Asked Friday what Jenkins had done to impress him against the Vikings, LaFleur replied, “He just did his job. Typically up front, unless a guy’s just road-grading somebody and pancaking him, you don’t want to notice those guys too much. And he did his job. I just think the effort and the intensity with which he played, and he just did an excellent job out there.”

Elgton Jenkins is a rookie out of Mississippi State that the Packers drafted with the 44th overall pick this year. Until now, he has been a backup to Taylor and was rotated in and out to gain some experience. Taylor, having missed only 3 games as a starter the past three seasons, was not expected to be replaced by Jenkins anytime soon going into the season. Our own Rob Born saw it coming though:

O-lineman Elgton Jenkins went from 0 to 18 offensive snaps over the two games – it’s just a matter of time before he replaces Lane Taylor as the starter.

With Jenkins starting, that puts two rookies as starters so far this season including Safety Darnell Savage.

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Aug 8, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers center Elgton Jenkins (74) looks to block in the second quarter during the game against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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7 Comments

  1. Jason Parker September 22, 2019

    Two days ago called and told me I forgot to post this.

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  2. PF4L September 22, 2019

    Rob called it.
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    PF4L September 20, 2019
    I think Rob is right, it is a matter of time before Jenkins replaces Taylor. It looks like that time might be this Sunday.

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  3. PF4L September 22, 2019

    Maybe when Tramon Williams can see it’s a handoff at the 5 yard line, he can rush up to try and make a play
    instead of waiting in the end zone for the tooth fairy.

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    1. Kato September 22, 2019

      LMFAO. The tooth fairy only gives change silly. He was waiting for Russ Ball to waddle down to the field and give him another 2 year $10 million contract

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      1. PF4L September 22, 2019

        Truth be told, i feel a bit uncomfortable when a grown man calls me “silly”. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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  4. PF4L September 22, 2019

    Kevin King…attempted tackle on Lindsey 10:47 left in the 3rd (check it out) 36 yard gain.
    I don’t care what anyone says, King isn’t half the player Alexander is.

    Next play, King was beat by Sutton, but Flacco over threw him O B

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  5. Howard September 23, 2019

    If you want to be accurate about who on this site first saw and wrote Jenkins start coming.
    Howard September 16, 2019
    Sounds like my days. I would not bother looking for Gary. On the offensive line you made a comment on a different post about Jenkins and who drafted him. I don’t think the Packers will keep Jenkins out of the starting lineup much longer.

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