Just a couple days ago, the status of the Packers’ receiving corps looked downright horrific. All three of their top wide receivers were not practicing as well as top tight end Jimmy Graham. As of the day before the game, it is actually looking pretty good.
Number one receiver Davante Adams was ruled out Friday, so they certainly won’t have him as he nurses a turf toe injury. But while it was looking like he might be joined on the sideline against the Raiders by the second and third receivers, it is looking more and more like they could suit up.
As of Friday, Graham was taken off the injury report altogether and starting receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling returning to practice and was listed as questionable for the game.
Geronimo Allison — who has started the past two games for the Packers — was listed as doubtful with a concussion and chest injury. A doubtful designation — as the name suggests — almost always means the player will not play. But as of Saturday, Allison was upgraded to questionable according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Packers WR Geronimo Allison (concussion/chest) was just upgraded to questionable vs the #Raiders, an indication he had a chance to play.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 19, 2019
What a turnaround for this group on a short week. As of Thursday, none of them were practicing. Now 24 hours before the game, three of the four could start for the Packers. What looked like a tough go for Aaron Rodgers working with a skeleton crew at receiver, now looks like he will have most of his top weapons available to him.