A Green Bay Packers veteran is in danger of snapping an impressive streak in 2022.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur revealed on Monday that kicker Mason Crosby isn’t quite ready to come off the PUP list.
If Crosby isn’t removed from the PUP list by Tuesday at 3:00 PM CT, he’ll be forced to miss at least the first four games of the regular season.
The former Colorado kicker underwent minor knee surgery during the offseason. Crosby has been in the NFL since 2007 and he’s never missed a regular season game.
Matt LaFleur says Mason Crosby isn’t coming off PUP…yet. At least not today. Deadline to do so is 3 p.m. CT tomorrow or he misses at least the first four games of the season. Never missed a regular-season game in 15 seasons.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) August 29, 2022
If Crosby isn’t removed from the PUP list, it will make week one of the 2022 season the first time during the Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay that the Packers roll with a kicker without the initials MC.
It’s at least encouraging that Crosby was kicking this weekend. That information combined with the fact that the first game is still nearly two weeks away could lead to Green Bay removing Crosby from the PUP list on Tuesday.
That would be a risk, though, since it’s possible that Crosby could suffer a setback between now and the season opener on September 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see what decision Green Bay makes on Tuesday.