Green Bay Packers add Yosh Nijman to injury report as questionable, elevate cornerback Kiondre Thomas
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers announced late Saturday that tackle Yosh Nijman (illness) was added to the injury report and is questionable to play Sunday.
Nijman had been the starter at left tackle in the first two weeks of the season while David Bakhtiari continued his recovery from ACL surgery. The two split the snaps last week against Tampa Bay.
The Packers y elevated cornerback Kiondre Thomas for game day Sunday against the New England Patriots, and also placed offensive lineman Caleb Jones on the non-football illness list.
Jones did not practice all week with an undisclosed illness. He was seen riding bikes with the rehab group Friday.
Thomas is elevated as questions still surround the injury status of cornerback Jaire Alexander, who injured his groin during the first defensive drive last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, did not participate Thursday and was a limited participant Friday.
In Alexander's absence against the Buccaneers, the Packers moved Rasul Douglas to the outside and used backup Keisean Nixon in the slot corner position when the defense was in nickel package. Thomas will presumably serve as the backup at corner.
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Thomas has spent the first weeks of the regular season on the Packers practice squad. He has been on various practice squad's since May 2021, when he entered the league as an undrafted free agent. This will be his first game day on the Packers active roster.