Today's Thursday Night Football matchup between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers is going to be a strange one, with both teams dealing with serious losses to the COVID/Reserve list.
It's not just COVID threatening to limit players, however. Packers RB Aaron Jones is nursing an ankle injury, and the latest update on his status wasn't good.
NFL insider Mike Garafolo says that he is "skeptical" about Jones' status on Thursday, That makes sense, considering the strange way the Packers have handled his injury so far. In Week 7, Jones was a game-time decision, then his status seemed to get worse despite the fact that he wasn't playing or practicing on the ankle.
If Jones does play, expect it to be in a limited capacity.
That will make the Green Bay backfield especially interesting since Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon have already been ruled out. That means Tyler Ervin, who has essentially served as a wide receiver, and Dexter Williams, who has five NFL Carries, will be leaned on.
Of course, the 49ers are dealing with even more absences. FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 9 odds have Green Bay as a 7-point road favorite here.
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