Green Bay Packers will soon return one of the most important players in the offense.
The team hired Corey Linsley, who is training with the team on Tuesday, to recover from an injured balance.
The Packers now have a 21-day window to implement Linsley on the 53-man list. His ability to train on Tuesday suggests he may return soon, even while playing against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday night.
Linsley suffered a knee injury against the Chicago Pierce on Nov. 29 and was placed on reserve with an injury on Dec. 5.
Left-hander and first-time pro bowler Elkton Jenkins started at center in place of Linsley. If Linsley returns, Jenkins can go back to the left guard, allowing Lucas Patrick to turn right and Billy Turner to turn right.
Linsley Packers played in the first 11 games. He was the highest quality center in Pro football focus at the time of his injury. With more than 625 total photos and 379 pass-blocking photos, Linsley was left with one excuse and two total pressures for zero fines.
While Linsley needs more time to get ready to play, the Packers need to keep their experience center a lot longer for the postseason. Matt Loughlor’s team ends the 2020 season with games against the Titans and Pierce.