Packers Place 12 Players On Injured Lists Including Rookie WR Christian Watson

The Green Bay Packers officially placed 12 players on the PUP and non-football injury lists to open training camp on Friday and waived TE Eli Wolf.

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The full list includes:

  1. TE Robert Tonyan
  2. WR Christian Watson
  3. OL Elgton Jenkins
  4. K Mason Crosby
  5. DL Dean Lowry
  6. RB Kylin Hill
  7. DL Hauati Pututau
  8. OLB Randy Ramsey
  9. RB Patrick Taylor
  10. T Rasheed Walker
  11. T Caleb Jones
  12. LB Caliph Brice

These players can be activated at any time between now and the start of the regular season. 

Watson, 22, led North Dakota State in receiving his final three years and was an All-American his final two (first-team 2020, second-team 2021). The Packers used the No. 34 overall pick on him in the 2022 NFL Draft. 

Lance Zierlein compares him to veteran WR Dontrelle Inman

He’s projected to sign a four-year $9,241,031 contract that includes a $3,900,750 signing bonus. 

During his five-year college career, Watson appeared in 52 games and made 31 starts, recording 105 receptions for 2,140 yards (20.4 YPC) and 14 touchdowns.

Tonyan, 27, originally signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana State back in 2017. He lasted just a few months in Detroit before he was waived at the start of the 2017 season.

The Packers later signed Tonyan to their practice squad towards the end 2017 season and brought him back in 2018 on a futures contract. He re-signed with Green Bay as an exclusive rights free agent each of the next two seasons.

Tonyan returned to the Packers last year on a restricted deal and was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason when he agreed to a new one-year deal with Green Bay. 

In 2021, Tonyan appeared in eight games for the Packers and caught 18 passes for 204 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

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