Packers tight end Jimmy Graham active for Broncos game; Montravius Adams out

Jim Owczarski
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Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham (80) celebrates after a touchdown catch during the 1st half of the Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears football game at Soldier Field in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.  Photo by Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  ORG XMIT: DBY1

GREEN BAY - The 2-0 Green Bay Packers had a slightly different look to them Sunday as they hosted the Denver Broncos (0-2).

Three starters were not on the field. Two were removed from the roster before game day, as they traded return specialist Trevor Davis and put starting left guard Lane Taylor on injured reserve before the weekend. 

Second-round pick Elgton Jenkins will make his first NFL start at left guard.

Starting defensive lineman Montravius Adams headlined the inactive list for the Packers. Adams suffered a shoulder injury against Minnesota.

The club was able to count starting tight end Jimmy Graham on its active 46, however, after he missed two days of practice this past week before returning Friday. Graham suffered a groin injury against the Vikings but finished the game.

That said, the club did make tight end Evan Baylis active. Baylis was pulled up from the practice squad on Thursday, so head coach Matt LaFleur has four tight ends at his disposal.

Cornerback and return specialist Tremon Smith, claimed off waiver from Kansas City on Tuesday, is active and will play. So is rookie receiver Darrius Shepherd, who had been injured the first two weeks of the season. One or both will handle kick and punt return duties.

Also inactive for the Packers were: 

OL Cole Madison

OL Adam Pankey (signed to the roster Friday to replace Taylor)

LB Oren Burks (pectoral)

CB Ka'dar Hollman

WR  Jake Kumerow 

RB Dexter Williams

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