It’s to be determined whether Packers receiver Sammy Watkins can return to game action Sunday, but he was back on the practice field Wednesday at a time the Packers surely need him.
With Randall Cobb (ankle) out multiple weeks and rookie Christian Watson (hamstring) still sidelined, Watkins is taking steps to return after a four-week absence due to a hamstring injury.
Watkins, who had six catches for 111 yards through two games before getting hurt in practice during Week 3, said he really tested the hamstring with a lot of full-speed running last week.
Watkins’ career has been hampered by injuries, so to have another health setback just two games into his Green Bay tenure was disappointing. But he’s keeping his spirits up, and the mental challenge of transitioning to a new offense and new quarterback – which he’s done successfully before – was mostly done already.
With the Packers offense struggling, Watkins’ return could be a big boost for Aaron Rodgers.