Packers replacement for Aaron Jones is already injured

Green Bay Packers RB Josh Jacobs
Green Bay Packers RB Josh Jacobs / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages

After being the top guy in their offensive backfield for the last few seasons, the Green Bay Packers decided to move on from veteran running back Aaron Jones earlier this year. Luckily for Jones, he was able to quickly land on his feet when he agreed to a contract with the Minnesota Vikings.

In place of Jones, the Packers were able to convince former Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs to sign with them this offseason. Jacobs is younger than Jones, and he led the entire NFL in rushing yards in 2022.

Green Bay is hoping that he can not only do enough to make up for the departure of Jones, but perhaps even help elevate the team's rushing attack to a higher level.

While Aaron Jones practices with the Minnesota Vikings, new Green Bay Packers RB Josh Jacobs is already injured

The Vikings, Packers, and a bunch of other teams around the league are conducting a few of their OTA practice sessions this week, and it's typically an opportunity for the full roster to practice together for the first time since new players were added during the NFL Draft.

While Jones has been participating in Minnesota's OTAs this year, Jacobs has already been bitten by the injury bug.

According to Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur on Tuesday, the team's new running back is currently dealing with a hamstring injury. LaFleur doesn't believe the injury will keep Jacobs sidelined for long, but it certainly doesn't seem like things are off to a great start for the newest member of the Packers' offensive backfield.

With the Raiders last season, Jacobs missed the team's final four games due to a quad injury that he sustained in Las Vegas's Week 14 loss to Minnesota.

Green Bay better hope that his hamstring doesn't evolve into an issue that could hamper him during the entire 2024 season.

The Packers just signed Jacobs to a four-year contract worth $48 million, and if he's bothered by a hamstring injury all season long, then the team is definitely going to have some feelings of buyer's remorse.

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