GREEN BAY, Wis. — It is time to see if the star of the Green Bay Packers’ preseason can do it when it issues.
The Packers will add receiver Jake Kumerow to the roster on Saturday, a supply stated, finishing his comeback from the shoulder harm that ruined the story of the summer time.
After tragedy struck, the Philbins by no means thought they may stay in Green Bay once more. However right here they’re, with Joe again on the Packers’ workers.
They may create a spot for Kumerow by putting somebody on injured reserve.
The 26-year-old receiver, who has by no means performed in a regular-season recreation, had been on injured reserve since Week 1. They stored him on the roster after remaining cuts with the hope that they may carry him again in some unspecified time in the future. He returned to observe on Nov. 21, making the second of the 2 allotted IR-designated to return gamers. Trevor Davis was the opposite.
Kumerow, who has hung out with the Bengals and Patriots with out ever taking part in in a recreation, has not been on the sector for a recreation since he sprained the SC joint in his proper shoulder on an finish zone dive following a preseason catch-and-run landing on Aug. 16.
With out taking part in within the remaining two preseason video games, Kumerow nonetheless led the Packers with 190 yards receiving and two landing catches over the summer time.
The previous Division III standout at Wisconsin-Whitewater rapidly turned a fan favourite however extra importantly a favourite of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“He is a proficient man, and I believe many people had been questioning if he was going to be again on the sector this 12 months,” Rodgers stated final week when Kumerow returned to observe. “He understands the sport; he has an incredible sense about him. In area, he can get open. He was unbelievable in coaching camp incomes a spot on the squad. Sadly, he’ll study from diving in the long run zone there. However yeah, it will likely be good to get him on the market and get him some alternatives.”
Kumerow got here into the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2015 with the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent the ultimate week of the 2016 season on the Bengals’ roster however was inactive for the sport. He spent most of his first two years on the Bengals’ observe squad. He additionally had a short stint on the New England Patriots’ observe squad final season earlier than the Packers signed him to their observe squad for the ultimate week of final season.
If his title is acquainted, it is as a result of his father, Eric, was a first-round draft decide of the Miami Dolphins in 1988. His NFL bloodlines run deeper. His uncle, John Bosa, was a Dolphins’ first-round decide in 1987. And his first cousin is Los Angeles Chargers star Joey Bosa.