“Well, JO (Okwara) is a fastball for us, especially off the edge. So, we try to utilize him in those situations as much as we can. Obviously, last year he had one of his – if not his best year. We’re looking for him to actually have a better year this year because we know what he can do now. So, it’s just to us as coaches to make sure we continue to put him in a situation where he can be successful,” said Glenn, via LionsWire.
Glenn added that they are still managing Okwara’s recovery from a hamstring injury.
“It’s good to have him back, he still, he’s still improving. He’s still coming off that injury. It usually takes a while when you come off a hamstring. So, really looking forward to see how he’s going to operate this week going into the year. So, but I think that guy’s going to have a good year.”
- According to Jeremy Fowler, Packers WR Allen Lazard (ankle) is optimistic about playing in Week 3 and missed practice earlier this week as a precautionary measure.
- The Packers officially ruled out WR Sammy Watkins for Week 3 with a hamstring injury.
- Vikings DC Ed Donatell said that safeties Josh Metellus and Lewis Cine are both “in the mix” to start in Week 3 if S Harrison Smith (concussion) is unavailable: “Both will be in the mix. Those are things that we don’t know. That’s days away. We’re prepared, and you could see both of them. Either or.” (Chris Tomasson)