Packers Pro Bowl OL Elgton Jenkins will return ‘at some point’ during 2022 season

The Green Bay Packers are reportedly close to convincing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to re-sign him for another season and could theoretically retain the rights to All-Pro receiver Davante Adams via the franchise label if they don’t sign it to an extension.

While keeping the figurative group together is on the minds of general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur during the NFL Scouting Combine, the status of former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins is more complicated. . Jenkins suffered a torn ACL on Nov. 21, an injury that often requires an entire year of recovery before a player can return to meaningful action.

By Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, LaFleur hinted on Friday that he is preparing to be without the 26-year-old until the start of the 2022 campaign.

“Elgton is doing a great job. He attacks it like you would expect,” LaFleur explained. “I’m excited about the progress he’s made and we expect him to be back in full force at some point in the season.”

It has been reported Thursday Rodgers could soon sign a new deal with the Packers that includes voidable years to provide the organization with much-needed salary cap relief. The four-time NFL Most Valuable Player could ask Gutekunst to spend some of that money on a guard up front if it looks like Jenkins will miss more than a few games this fall.

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