Sep 18, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (11) picks up 14 yards on a reception during the fourth quarter of their game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Report: Packers release veteran WR Sammy Watkins

The Green Bay Packers released wide receiver Sammy Watkins prior to Monday night’s game against the visiting Los Angeles Rams, ESPN reported.

The 29-year-old veteran appeared in nine games and caught 13 passes for 206 yards and zero touchdowns. He has not had a reception since Week 10.

The Packers (5-8) are expected to have rookie wideout Romeo Doubs back from an ankle injury, giving them a full complement of receivers with Christian Watson, Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard.

Watkins signed a one-year, $1.85 million deal with the Packers in April and now will go on waivers.

Watkins has 361 receptions for 5,265 yards and 34 touchdowns in 108 career games (94 starts) with the Buffalo Bills (2014-16), Rams (2017), Kansas City Chiefs (2018-20), Baltimore Ravens (2021) and Packers.

–Field Level Media

Dec 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) runs the ball as Chicago Bears defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson (36) pursues on defense in the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Packers RB Aaron Jones (shin) injured at Chicago

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones left Sunday’s game in Chicago with a shin injury.

The team announced in the second quarter that Jones was questionable to return.

He rushed four times for 4 yards and caught three passes for 20 yards before going to the locker room.

Jones, who turned 28 on Friday, entered the game with 1,125 yards from scrimmage and six TDs this season.

–Field Level Media

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Amari Rodgers (8) fumbles a punt return against the Dallas Cowboys during their football game Sunday, November 13, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Dallas recovered the fumble.Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Apc Packvscowboys 1113221314djp

Packers cut fumble-prone return man Amari Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers released fumble-prone return specialist Amari Rodgers on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old wide receiver was a third-round pick (85th overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Rodgers fumbled four times on special teams this season, including one that set up a Dallas Cowboys touchdown on Sunday.

He played in 26 games over two seasons, catching eight passes for 95 yards. He returned 40 punts for 305 yards and 17 kickoffs for 321 yards.

Rodgers was replaced by Keisean Nixon on punt returns for the remainder of Sunday’s 31-28 overtime win against the Cowboys.

With a short week of preparation, Nixon could retain that role on Thursday night when the Packers (4-6) host the Tennessee Titans (6-3).

Green Bay also released running back Kylin Hill, a seventh-round pick in 2021. Hill had one carry for 7 yards in two games this season.

–Field Level Media

Sep 11, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and linebacker Tipa Galeai (40) react with linebacker Krys Barnes (51) who was injured against the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Packers activate LB Krys Barnes from IR

The Green Bay Packers activated linebacker Krys Barnes from injured reserve on Saturday.

Barnes, 24, landed on IR on Sept. 13 after being carted off the field with a high ankle sprain in the season-opening loss at Minnesota.

Barnes has posted 161 tackles, two sacks, four passes defensed and two fumble recoveries in 30 games (23 starts) since signing with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2020.

The Packers (3-5) bring a four-game losing streak into Sunday’s game against the host Detroit Lions (1-6).

–Field Level Media