Packers WR Sammy Watkins coming off NFI list, to practice Friday

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The Green Bay Packers will get back a key veteran at the wide receiver position for Friday’s practice.

Coach Matt LaFleur said that Sammy Watkins will come off the non-football injury list with the “goal” of him practicing with the team on Friday.

Watkins, who is hoping to revive his career in Green Bay this season, went on the non-football injury list to start training camp and missed the first two practices with a minor hamstring injury.

The Packers were expecting to get him back early in camp. He needs the reps to learn LaFleur’s offense and get on the same page with Aaron Rodgers this summer.

Last season, Watkins caught 27 passes for 394 yards and two touchdowns over 13 games with the Baltimore Ravens. He’s missed 10 games over the last two seasons to injuries.

Rookie Christian Watson (knee) remains on the PUP list. The team is also without Malik Taylor (shoulder) at wide receiver.

Cornerback Keisean Nixon (groins) remains on the non-football injury list.

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Story originally appeared on Packers Wire