NFL Rumors: Packers close to getting Aaron Jones, Christian Watson back
The Green Bay Packers couldn't outpace the Falcons in Week 2, dropping to 1-1 on the season. But there's reason for optimism against the Saints because the Green Bay offense may get two key playmakers back in time to play on Sunday.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN (subscription required), Aaron Jones and Christian Watson are "getting closer" to a return.
Both players are technically listed as questionable but Fowler referred to both as "close calls" for Sunday's game as they nurse hamstring injuries.
Getting Jones back is particularly important for the Packers. He had 41 yards and a touchdown on the ground with 86 yards and a touchdown through the air in Week 1 against the Bears. His absence was notable against the Falcons as AJ Dillon managed 55 yards on the ground and wasn't the same level of receiving threat.
Speaking of receiving threats, the Packers are certainly lacking those without Watson on the field. He has missed both games so far.