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Aaron Jones Injury Update: Is Green Bay’s Star Playing Sunday? (Sept. 23)

The Green Bay Packers will host the New Orleans Saints this week, but they may remain without some key offensive weapons for Week 3. So is Aaron Jones playing? He missed practice on Wednesday but logged limited sessions on Thursday and Friday. Let’s look at the most recent Aaron Jones injury updates as we assess whether he will be available in Week 3.

UPDATE (9/24/23 at 10:30 a.m.) Aaron Jones is inactive for Sunday’s Saints-Packers game, per NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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Aaron Jones Injury Update: Is Green Bay’s Star Playing Sunday?

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Aaron Jones Injury Update

The Green Bay Packers have been dealing with the injury bug on offense all season. Second-year wideout Christian Watson is yet to take the field, and star running back Aaron Jones went down with an injury in Week 1 and missed Week 2. However, after failing to practice at all last week, he was able to get in some limited reps this week.

Jones earned a questionable tag for Sunday’s Saints-Packers game. He was a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday. Jones and Watson were seen participating in stretches on Friday. Jones participated in some drills on Thursday as well. He is trending in the right direction, but his status remains unclear.

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Is Aaron Jones Playing for Green Bay in Week 3?

So is Aaron Jones playing for Green Bay in Week 3? We don’t know, but I think it’s likelier than not that he’ll play. Head coach Matt LaFleur gave him a questionable tag on Friday but had said that he was progressing nicely earlier in the week. So if you’re looking for an injury-based betting angle for Sunday’s Saints-Packers game, I don’t have one — this one is almost a coin flip.

NFL injury analyst Deepak Cona projects Jones for about a 60% chance of suiting up. A final decision on Jones’ status will likely be made close to kickoff and after pre-game warmups. The Packers don’t have a deep receiving corps or running back room, so even a limited Jones would be a big help for their offense. Keep an eye on the betting markets — if the Packers draw some steam, it’s likely that Jones is going to suit up.

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