The Green Bay Packers will be shorthanded on Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. Kickoff time is set for 3:25 PM and the Packers are currently 7-point favorites, per Bovada.
Head Coach Matt LaFluer said today that wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling will miss Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury.
“The other guys are going to be asked to fulfill those roles and it’s going to be multiple people doing the things that MVS would provide for us,” LaFluer said.
When asked about how Green Bay will replace the deep threat of MVS, LaFluer said “We have a plan in place but our guys are going to have to go take that plan and go out there and execute.”
In addition to MVS, cornerback Kevin King (concussion, probably from constantly getting beat) and left tackle Elgton Jenkins (ankle) are listed as doubtful for the game. LaFluer said he is hopeful that Jenkins will return next week when the Packers face Cincinnati.
There are three Packers who are listed as questionable: Linebacker Krys Barnes (concussion), safety Vernon Scott (hamstring), and defensive lineman Jack Heflin (ankle).
TJ Watt will be in uniform for Pittsburgh this week. The former Wisconsin All-American missed last week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a groin injury.