Green Bay Packers Activate Eric Stokes’ Practice Window as Potential Return Looms After Hamstring Setback, 2024 Packers Mock Draft Monday 5.0…

Green Bay Packers Activate Eric Stokes’ Practice Window as Potential Return Looms After Hamstring Setback…

The Green Bay Packers have initiated cornerback Eric Stokes’ 21-day practice window to make a return from the injured reserve. Stokes, recovering from a hamstring injury, is expected to be added to the 53-man roster within the next three weeks following his Monday practice session with the team.

Previously sidelined with a season-ending injury in 2022, Stokes had been activated from the physically unable to perform list earlier in the season but suffered a hamstring injury after participating in a few special teams plays. Subsequently, he was placed on injured reserve. The Packers now have a 21-day period to allow Stokes to practice before he must be officially activated, though there is a possibility of an earlier return.

In Stokes’ absence and with Rasul Douglas traded to Buffalo, rookie seventh-round pick Carrington Valentine has been starting at outside cornerback. It remains to be seen if the Packers will gradually reintroduce Stokes through special teams or immediately deploy him as a cornerback, especially now that Douglas is no longer in the lineup.

While an official injury report is not due until Wednesday’s practice, warm-up reports indicate that safety Darnell Savage, also on the injured reserve with a calf issue, continued to practice. He is expected to return to the starting lineup within the next two weeks. Additionally, several players, including receiver Dontayvion Wicks, inside linebacker De‚ÄôVondre Campbell, cornerback Jaire Alexander, and safety Rudy Ford, returned to practice after missing the previous week’s game against the Lions.

Among the non-participants in Monday’s practice were running back Aaron Jones (knee), running back AJ Dillon (groin), running back James Robinson (unknown), receiver Bo Melton (unknown), and tight end Josiah Deguara (hip). Jones and Deguara did not play against the Lions, while Dillon, Robinson, and Melton were active in that game.

2024 Packers Mock Draft Monday 5.0…

In his weekly four-round Packers mock draft leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, Ross Uglem delves into the team’s impressive draft capital for the upcoming year. The Packers have secured a second-round pick from the Jets as part of the Aaron Rodgers trade, a third-round pick from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for Rasul Douglas, and a fourth-round compensatory pick due to the hefty contract given to Allen Lazard by the Jets.

Focusing on the top seven picks in the first four rounds, Uglem excludes quarterbacks and avoids doubling up on positions in his simulations. Taking the top player on his board at each turn, he shares his unconventional yet promising draft results.

Uglem expresses his enthusiasm for certain players, such as Colson and Beebe, who he rates higher than Pro Football Focus. Colson is seen as a potential replacement for Campbell, while Mukuba is anticipated to take on the starting nickel role. The addition of Nabers is highlighted for its potential to enhance Green Bay’s offensive prowess, creating a dynamic and challenging lineup.

Beebe is expected to compete for a guard position, possibly leading to Elgton Jenkins returning to center. Edwards is projected as the next featured Packers running back, and Kamara is anticipated to contend with Enagbare for the EDGE4 position.

Uglem also analyzes other mock drafts, including Tankathon, Pro Football Network, CBS Sports, Lombardi Avenue, and a fan mock by Dusty. Each mock draft offers different perspectives on potential picks for the Packers in the upcoming draft, with Uglem providing insights and critiques on the selections.

In Dusty’s analysis of a recent Packers game, he breaks down a play involving the Arches concept. The play is designed to gain a first down with a drag route from the inside receiver and a follow route from the outside receiver. Despite a well-executed concept, the play falls short due to a failed execution, leading to a missed opportunity for the Packers.

As the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, the Packers’ draft strategy and potential selections continue to generate interest and speculation among fans and analysts alike.

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