Packers activate AJ Dillon from Reserve/Covid-19 list

The rookie running back has missed over a month of the season while on the reserve list. 

Packers rookie running back AJ Dillon is back. 

The team announced earlier this afternoon that the rookie out of Boston College had been avtivated from the Reserve/Covid-19 list. 

The list is for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or who have been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Dillon missed over a month of the season while on the reserve list. After practice, Dillon addressed his lenthy absence:

 

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TheVOR's picture

December 10, 2020 at 03:50 pm

Glad he's OK.. Want to see him start becoming the 3rd/4th down short yardage and Goal line back yet this season. Get the man some touches!

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stockholder's picture

December 10, 2020 at 04:17 pm

I'm glad he's OK too. But I want Jones on that field.

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December 10, 2020 at 06:06 pm

Best news I have heard all day.

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Ryan3468's picture

December 10, 2020 at 06:34 pm

Can’t wait to see this kid succeed on the field in the best uniform ever made. Go Pack Go!

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maryNerissa's picture

December 10, 2020 at 09:23 pm

I'm glad he's OK too. good luck
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murf7777's picture

December 11, 2020 at 07:11 am

We know what we have in Williams so I think it’s time to use Dillion more for two reasons. He may be the answer for pounding the rock in the cold tundra (become more physical when needed) and they find out more about what they have so contract negotiations with Jones becomes clearer. So far, he is highly rated by PFF, albeit limited plays. That being said, he must be able to pick up the blitz and know the plays or best to play Williams with Jones.

Hope he is fully healthy from COVID.

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December 11, 2020 at 09:27 am

Don't expect to see Dillion on the field anytime soon. Best bet is he is on the active roster for the playoffs. Takes time to rebuild strength and endurance, not to mention lung captivity. Barnes has a month on him, so it's possible he might get some snaps in ST with one or two games left in the regular season. But neither will be 100%. Maybe, with a little luck 70-80%. Covid-19 is a monster for those who get it. Think of the flu on steroids x 10. And both Barnes and Dillion are healthy young men in the prime of their life and in peak physical condition. Glad they're both back.

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Befuddled's picture

December 12, 2020 at 05:21 am

The concern should be kicking the rock in the cold tundra. Short kickoffs and short punts exposing the bad special teams coverage units.

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Bure9620's picture

December 11, 2020 at 09:31 am

Dillon is the future....Hope he gets a few touches this regular season that is left

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December 11, 2020 at 11:30 am

When we are up more than 1 score in the 2nd half, for sure. Using Dillon in 3/4th and short would really help the offense if we can get him up to speed.

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December 11, 2020 at 06:57 pm

Like Le Fleur stated, now he's more comfortable going two back either out of the I or pro sets. He can really stress the LBs with A.Jones and Williams in tandem.

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PatrickGB's picture

December 11, 2020 at 02:13 pm

This virus is no joke. Even when people have “recovered” the effects still linger. The time he missed is critical and I really don’t see him back to full strength and a NFL ready RB until next year.

I wonder if he could play ST’s while we wait for him? With Lovett gone for the year we could use a no nonsense gunner or blocker for the kicking game.

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Oppy's picture

December 11, 2020 at 03:18 pm

From a mindset and skill set standpoint, Dillon is probably ready to start taking a few hand offs here and there from Jones and Williams.

However, I don't know where he sits as far as understanding and performing blitz pick up responsibilities, or how far along his understanding of the route trees is.

At the moment, that could be the problem with replacing Jones or Adams with Dillon on 3rd or 4th and short yardage situations. When Jones/Williams are in the huddle, the entire playbook is wide open. With Dillon, you may be eliminating many options at this point. Really depends where he's at in the playbook and pass pro.

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bgetz1's picture

December 12, 2020 at 07:49 pm

Lungs and lung capacity is what takes time to heal and expand. Good luck and glad your young.

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