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Optimism surrounding Packers’ Aaron Jones’ status for Rams showdown

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Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will be a game-time decision for the Packers’ Sunday matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Jones has been practicing all week, but his fitness will be decided before the game. As per Tom Pelissero:

“Jones practiced all week and there’s some optimism he’ll play, but they’ll work him out pregame to see how he feels before making the final call.”

The Packers will definitely be hoping that their running back will be fit enough to play. He has been pivotal to Green Bay’s offensive play this season, and they have struggled in his absence. This season, Jones has rushed for 541 yards, caught 37 passes for 298 yards, and scored seven touchdowns in 10 games.

Jones has been out with a right knee injury for the last two weeks. He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Packers’ game against the Seattle Seahawks. His team won that game 17-0, but lost their next game against the Minnesota Vikings, 34-31. Despite missing the Week 11 game against the Vikings, Jones has been the Packers’ leading rusher this season.

Meanwhile, the Packers’ outside linebacker Rashan Gary is also likely to return to the lineup after being out with an elbow injury.

With or without Aaron Jones, the Packers will be hoping to secure a victory against the Rams. The Packers currently have an 8-3 record and are 1st in the NFC North. Their Sunday opponents are 7-3 and 2nd in the NFC West.