Consider the Green Bay Packers’ latest victory a testament to their depth. Two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes and three-time Pro Bowl selection Davante Adams had a career-high 196 yards receiving. Several lesser-known players also came through to help the Packers overcome numerous injury-related absences.
While they planned for Jones to not play because of his injury by the time their plane left Green Bay, the Packers also decided to have Jones travel with the team. If Williams was unable to be used in the same game plan, the team might have needed to pivot earlier in the week. It’s pretty much the same,” Williams said.
The Green Bay Packers received special dispensation to carry an extra player on the active roster over the weekend. On Saturday, the team announced the signing of linebacker James Burgess, who came over from the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad. That signing was reported last week, but did not become official until Saturday afternoon.