Report: Packers’ Aaron Jones really wants to play vs. Texans despite calf strain
The Green Bay Packers are looking to rebound versus the Houston Texans on Sunday and they could be without Aaron Jones. Despite the calf strain he is dealing with, Jones is eager to play for the Packers in Week 7, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
#Packers star RB Aaron Jones made the trip to Houston and wants to play, despite what an MRI showed to be a very mild calf strain, but he remains a game-time decision, per source. Green Bay’s medical staff is always cautious. If Jones isn't 100%, he won't go.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 25, 2020
Jones was a late addition to Green Bay’s injury report earlier this week, putting his status against the Texans in jeopardy. The versatile running back has traveled with the team and is listed as a game-time decision for the Packers.
However, seeing that Green Bay is deep at running back and need Jones healthy for their postseason run, they could hold him out on Sunday. Especially since the Packers should be able to get back into the win column against a struggling 1-5 Texans without Jones needing to be on the field.
Of course, similar to most players, Jones wants to be able to suit up for his team and contribute. But if he’s not one-hundred percent, Green Bay’s medical staff isn’t going to risk any further injury.
In all likeliness, barring a change in pregame warmups, Jones will likely be ruled out in Week 7. As a result, we could see expanded workloads for both Jamaal Williams and rookie AJ Dillon.
Both Williams and Dillon bring different skillsets to the offense, with Dillon excelling as a power back. On the other hand, Aaron Rodgers will have Davante Adams at his disposal for the second straight week.
Even though Jones is itching to play on Sunday, it seems as if the Packers are going to sit the dynamic running back to avoid any risks.