Among the Green Bay Packers injuries that were announced on Sunday, linebacker Brad Jones suffered aquadriceps injury in the Packers 31-21 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Jones would miss Green Bay’s final exhibition game against the Kansas City Chiefs this Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
If Jones isn’t ready to go for the season opener against Seattle, Jamari Lattimore would replace him in the 3-4 base defense and Sam Barrington could take his spot in the dime.
Defensive back Casey Hayward returned to practice on Sunday. He missed practice last week, as well as Friday night’s preseason game against Oakland. Mike McCarthy said the Packers are being careful with Hayward after his hamstring problems in 2013.
Mike McCarthy also said running back Rajion Neal (knee), who performed well in the preseason opener at Tennessee, won’t likely be ready in time for the final preseason game on Thursday against Kansas City.