Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison is in concussion protocol
Monday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions was a thrilling one. One of the darker spots of the evening came when Packers receiver Geronimo Allison went down with a concussion.
Allison is currently still in the concussion protocol, according to Rob Demovsky.
Packers WR Geronimo Allison is indeed in the concussion protocol — another reason they signed veteran wideout Ryan Grant. https://t.co/qj6zDpwRgr
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 16, 2019
Green Bay desperately needs Allison to play on Sunday. The team is already dealing with an injury to star wide receiver Davante Adams, and the depth at the position is concerning. Adams’ status is still up in the air for Week 7’s tilt against the Oakland Raiders, making Allison’s availability even more important.
If both are unable to play, backups Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, and Darius Sheppard will see plenty of snaps against a suspect Oakland secondary. Green Bay also went out and signed veteran receiver Ryan Grant.
Despite being hobbled at receiver, the Packers have had no trouble on offense. In their first matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5, the Pack dropped 34 points on a “good” Dallas defense. They followed that up with a 23-point performance against the Detroit Lions.
In both of those games combined, Green Bay had only two players surpass 50 yards receiving. One of them was running back Aaron Jones, which isn’t a sustainable way to move the ball through the air.
However, the Packers should have little to no trouble moving the ball against the Raiders. Oakland has struggled against capable quarterbacks and have allowed a 75-yard receiver in every game they have played.
Even without Adams, head coach Matt LeFleur’s passing attack should be just fine.