REPORT: Watkins placed on active/non-football injury list ahead of training camp

New Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins participates during mandatory minicamp.
New Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins participates during mandatory minicamp.(WBAY-TV)
Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2022 at 6:00 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Packers veterans reported to training camp Tuesday morning ahead of their first practice on Wednesday. There’s already a few updates to the roster.

The new Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been placed on the active/non-football injury list, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. In offseason minicamp, Watkins expressed the key for him to succeed this year is to stay healthy.

ESPN’s and Cover 2 On the Clock’s Rob Demovsky reports there is “no long-term concern.”

Cornerback Keisean Nixon was also placed on the active/non-football injury list. They join rookies OT Rasheed Walker, OT Caleb Jones and LB Caliph Brice on that list.

Meanwhile, Green Bay signed receiver Osirus Mitchell to a one-year contract. He was on the Cowboys practice squad last year. They also sign OL Ty Clary and CB Donte Vaughn.

A tough piece of news today for the Packers, WR Julio Jones is signing a one-year deal with the Buccaneers, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the Packers were in fact interested in Jones.

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