Equanimeous St. Brown, Kamal Martin return to practice

As expected, the Packers look a tad healtheir coming off their bye week. 

The Packers returned to the practice field Monday afternoon and saw a few players who had been placed on injured reserve earlier in the season back in action. 

From Olivia Reiner:

The Packers have a three week window to activate St. Brown and/or Martin. When they do, corresponding moves will need to be made to the active roster.

Kevin King left the Falcons game with a quadriceps injury (Tyler Ervin is dealing with a wrist injury) and its obviously not a great sign that he's still being held out after a week off, but we'll see what the injury report brings on Wednesday afternoon. The team could very well just be acting out of an abundance of caution. 

If King is unable to go against the Bucs, third year cornerback Josh Jackson could see his first extensive playing time in his place. 

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DaveSquared's picture

October 12, 2020 at 02:42 pm

*breathing intensifies*

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Christian Roussel's picture

October 12, 2020 at 02:52 pm

Like i said many times here, i would love to see Josh Jackson succeed with the Packers. But if King can't go sunday, i would bet that Hollman gets the start.

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Coldworld's picture

October 12, 2020 at 04:21 pm

You beat me to it. I know we don’t see all that the coaches see, but Hollman looked a better option against the Falcons.

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Stroh's picture

October 12, 2020 at 11:52 pm

Any Packer fan would love to see Jackson succeed, but considering he can barely hold a #5 CB role, I doubt that's in the cards! He's basically been outplayed by any CB the Packers have brought in. His draft status is about the only reason he has a roster spot.

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PhantomII's picture

October 12, 2020 at 03:10 pm

Good to see the players we expected back are practicing. I would like to see Jackson play more to see if their is growth from him in more than a few series he's been in. The 53 moves are not a huge deal as the NFL has given generous latitude in moving players on and off the 53 to the practice squad. They have also built in ways to protect a specific number of players on the PS as the Packers choose. We are getting healthier and others much needed NFL game reps.

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flackcatcher's picture

October 12, 2020 at 07:42 pm

New roster/ practice squad rules are the best thing the league has done for teams in a long time. Hope the owners are smart enough to keep them.

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Oppy's picture

October 12, 2020 at 08:50 pm

I think the roster and PS rules implemented are so incredibly lenient that it's virtually a guarantee they will be pulled back as soon as they can reasonably get back to "normal" after the Covid-19 situation resolves itself.

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Oppy's picture

October 12, 2020 at 08:54 pm

Particularly due to the allowance to designate "protected" players that can't be poached from your PS.

There's no way the Player's Association would allow that to continue. Think about being a veteran player (not normally eligible for PS), getting placed on practice squad, and then you can be retained indefinitely even though a different team might want to offer you a starting position.

I would be shocked if these temporary PS/IR rules stuck around.

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dobber's picture

October 13, 2020 at 09:26 am

It's hard to say...extra practice squad positions in return for the concession that a small number of PS players are protected? More jobs = more members.

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Stroh's picture

October 12, 2020 at 11:57 pm

Why would you like to see Jackson play more? Every time he does play he fails, usually miserably! His draft status is about the only reason he has a roster spot. He gets outplayed by just about any and every CB the Packers bring in!

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PatrickGB's picture

October 13, 2020 at 10:44 am

For some reason the team keeps him on the roster. The folks at the official site like him. He is grabby in man coverage and a step slow. At one time I thought he should be at safety but the guys we already have there are better. At this point he is JAG.

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PhantomII's picture

October 13, 2020 at 11:41 am

I don't think he's played enough to make that much of a determination since he hasn't played steady in 2 yrs. I've see King and beloved Alexander look pretty bad for extended periods of time, more than Jackson has had. King is about as grabby as it get's. I think King had been hurt a lot and last year he was finally healthy for a season. King was allowed opportunity to grow and he's done good enough for a new contract. Alexander did well his rookie season. Last year I thought he went backwards. This year he is doing really well again.

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lucky953's picture

October 12, 2020 at 03:37 pm

With Ja Money on one side, Jackson (or whoever) will get enough help to keep the Bucs in check

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Fire_Gute's picture

October 13, 2020 at 10:08 am

I don't care if you have prime Deion Sanders on one side and prime Richard Sherman on the other, just about any QB could make Josh Jackson look like, well, Josh Jackson. He would not be in the league if he wasn't a 2nd round pick. Next man up, Jackson needs to go

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ShooterMcGee's picture

October 12, 2020 at 03:38 pm

I am excited to see both these guys back in action. If EQ can fill Lazards shoes and Martin play as well as udfa Kris Barnes, then we will be in great position. More depth at Wr and ILB leaves us thin at only D-line. Knock on wood we stay healthy at other spots.

BTW- Kyler Fackrell had a game yesterday against the Cowboys- returned an Interception for a touchdown and blew up a screen pass for a big loss. Happy to see him succeed.

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TheBigCheeze's picture

October 12, 2020 at 03:43 pm

saw Fackrell, too.....he had a great game, but Giants are still 0-5.....ouch

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hobowilly's picture

October 13, 2020 at 09:43 am

Hah, you beat me to it...he supposedly didn't take a friendly discount so he could play more with a nothing team in a funky environment-his choice; alas we 're pretty set @ Olb, he'd be behind Gary now but ahead of Garvin

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NJ-RICK's picture

October 12, 2020 at 03:38 pm

Glad to hear were getting EQ and KM back at practice. Hopefully they'll be included into the 53 very soon. With the high volume of injures this season is the reason possibly because there were no preseason games...? Players didn't get a chance to get their body's in shape before the season began...?

Thanks NFL OWNER

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PhantomII's picture

October 12, 2020 at 05:03 pm

I think there is truth to that. Many NFL players go to sport based workout places with trainers to push them. Also because of this many players who are still on their first contract don't spend a ton of money on weights and machines to work out on and use memberships. With all these sources being shut down I'm sure it affected all to some degree. I'm sure most will rectify what they have learned from this year as much as they can.

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dobber's picture

October 13, 2020 at 09:31 am

There are a lot of soft-tissue, non-season-ending injuries that the new IR protocols allow those players to be IR'ed with an eye toward returning. Those are being called attention to because of the IR status when they otherwise would've been inactive for 3-4 weeks in a normal season. There are always lots of those at the start of the season.

So far there have been a lot of high-profile, season-ending injuries--ACL tears, ruptured Achilles,...contact injuries like Dak's gruesome ankle, broken collarbones, etc. Very few of those have much to do with being in shape.

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mbpacker's picture

October 12, 2020 at 06:18 pm

Some good news! Hope that King and Ervin can go though, especially King. Jackson worries me a bit.

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greengold's picture

October 13, 2020 at 09:19 am

I'm a HUGE fan of Kamal Martin, and I hope he is well enough to play this week. Also stoked for Equanimeous St. Brown to get some long overdue reps. Whether they are good enough to go this week or not, at least seeing that they are practicing again is encouraging.

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Crazytim87's picture

October 13, 2020 at 09:23 am

AGREED! GO PACK GO!!

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hobowilly's picture

October 13, 2020 at 09:55 am

Continue to have faith in Gutey-always working the roster; we really haven't seen what EQ can do and we need an Ilb who can attack the ball at the pt of attack. Barnes & Martin: sounds like a stiff firm!
Will Holman get the nod over Jackson? Probably depends on opposition matchup; Holman another speedster, much faster than Jackson

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dobber's picture

October 13, 2020 at 09:32 am

Anything that raises the talent level of your roster is a good thing. If EQ and Martin can come in and replace lesser players on the 53, the team moves forward.

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PackfanNY's picture

October 13, 2020 at 09:59 am

Happy to see Kamal and EQ working there way back from injury. Of course, they have a 3 week window so I wouldn’t expect to see them this week. The Packers have a very conservative approach and I expect they will use most if not all of those weeks.

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