GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers’ game on Thursday at San Francisco 49ers is still going as scheduled, but they won’t have two more players – rerun Jamaal Williams and midfielder Kamal Martin – as the COVID of the tournament- 19 delivered stay awake.
An NFL source told ESPN on Tuesday that both Williams and Martin were considered “high-risk people” contacted AJ Dillon, who received a positive test result on Monday.
“They would need to be quarantined and kept away from the facility and the research team at least five days after their last exposure to the infected individual, which is Sunday,” the source said. “They should be able to rejoin the team on Saturday. Nothing has changed for the status of the Packers game on Thursday.”;
It means the Packers won’t have at least two out of their top three runners (Williams and Dillon) against 49ers. Furthermore, number 1 running back Aaron Jones has missed the last two games due to a calf injury.
Williams made a total of 216 yards fouled in his last two matches while Jones was sidelined. The only person running back on the active list was Tyler Ervin, who has been widely lined up as a position receiver this season. Packers had a runner, Dexter Williams, on the practice team. He has been raised to the roster for the Week 7 match against Texas.
Martin, a rookie selected in the fifth round, made his NFL debut against the Texans and has started the last two as inside back where Packers could take back Christian Kirksey from reserve. injured this week.
Packers are holding tutorial sessions with players on Tuesdays and Wednesdays instead of the usual training sessions, but that will be standard over a short week.
“This is a quick change, getting ready for Thursday, so that’s the situation we’re facing and we’ll get the best out of it,” said Packers coach Matt LaFleur. know Monday. “That’s not an excuse to get out there playing bad or anything. It is like that, man. You have to adapt and adjust. Those are just situations that we face. Unfortunately, but it is what it is. “