Packers list RB Jamaal Williams as doubtful for Week 16 vs. Titans

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Green Bay Packers rookie running back A.J. Dillon may have his biggest opportunity at the NFL level on Sunday night against the Tennessee Titans.

The Packers listed backup running back Jamaal Williams (quad) as doubtful for Week 16, likely robbing Matt LaFleur’s of his preferred complementary running back alongside Aaron Jones and providing Dillon – the team’s second-round pick – a chance to contribute in a meaningful way during a primetime matchup against one of the AFC’s best teams.

Dillon, who missed five games while on the COVID-19 reserve list, has carried 24 times for 115 yards during the 2020 season. He has yet to carry more than five times in a single game, but his workload could increase significantly as the offense’s most likely No. 2 running back on Sunday night.

A key role player, Williams injured his leg after making a catch against the Carolina Panthers and didn’t return. He wasn’t able to participate at all during practice this week.

The Packers also ruled out tight end Jace Sternberger (concussion) and safety Will Redmond (concussion) and ruled guard Simon Stepaniak (knee) as doubtful.

Despite an injury list with 20 players throughout the week, the Packers didn’t give an injury designation to 16 players, meaning all 16 will play Sunday.

The Titans ruled out linebacker Derick Roberson but removed 12 others players from the injury report.