Packers Rule Out WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling; Jenkins and King Doubtful

By Adam Roberts – 10/1/2021

As the Packers continue preparations for Sunday’s home contest against Pittsburgh, it appears the plans will once again include Yosh Nijman on the offensive line and no MVS in the passing game.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been officially ruled out of the game by head coach Matt LaFleur as he continues to deal with a hamstring problem. Additionally neither offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins and cornerback Kevin King have practiced this week while they deal with an ankle injury and concussion respectively. Jenkins sustained the injury against the Lions and it kept him out of the 49ers game last Sunday. Nijman played pretty well as a substitute.

As for the MVS news, it appears Randall Cobb, rookie Amari Rodgers, or Malik Taylor all could be targeted more against a banged up Steelers defense.

Also, d-lineman Tyler Lancaster is still not with the team for COVID reasons.