By Adam Roberts – 10/30/2020
With Green Bay scheduled to face Minnesota this Sunday barring a COVID-related postponement, the team will not have running back Aaron Jones available this weekend. The team has repeatedly said there’s no rush to bring back Jones, especially after the way Aaron Rodgers handled the offense against Houston last week. But another very important points scorer could be unavailable this weekend.
Kicker Mason Crosby has still not practiced with the team this week, with back and calf injuries keeping him off the field. It should be noted that special teams coach Shawn Menenga believes Crosby will play, and head coach Matt LaFleur doesn’t seemed overly concerned with the matter. It would be the first time Crosby has missed a game since being drafted by Green Bay in 2007. His streak of 214 games played is by far the longest among kickers.
As far as back up kickers go, the Packers do have a workout scheduled with former Raven Nick Vogel for this Saturday since they don’t have a kicker on the practice squad. Vogel had signed with the Ravens in May, but with Justin Tucker firmly and rightfully the established go-to at that position for Baltimore, his tenure in Charm City was not likely to last for long. Previously this year, the Packers had worked out Giorgio Tavecchio, who in addition to time on other NFL teams and the Los Angeles Wildcats in the XFL, was a practice squad Packer in 2013.
In addition to Crosby and Jones, cornerback Kevin King could potentially miss another game this week with his injured quad. King hasn’t played since leaving the Week Four win against Atlanta.