As the Green Bay Packers returned from their bye week and practiced on Monday afternoon, wide receiver Jeff Janis practiced without the club cast that he has worn since breaking his right hand during training camp.
Janis caught seven passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in last year’s playoff loss at Arizona but looked like he was finally on the same page as quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Janis naturally was looking forward to seeing that chemistry carry over to this season, but suffering the hand injury put that on the back-burner for a bit.
After surgery on his hand, Janis still managed to play on special teams for the first three games while wearing a club cast.
Janis practiced Monday without any protection on his hand.
“It felt good to be able to use my hand again and catch some balls,” said Janis. “I haven’t done that in a while, so it felt good. Today’s practice felt good.”
The Packers kept seven receivers on their roster and now with Janis healthy enough to play, they’ll have all seven available. The question is, how will the Packers handle playing time decisions moving forward.