Alright, Packers fans. Get ready. Jake Kumerow is coming to save your season.
I kid, but the receiver has finally been promoted to the 53-man roster. While he probably will not play much (if at all) against the Cardinals on Sunday, he should be full and ready to roll against the Falcons in Week 14.
The Packers are putting WR Jake Kumerow on the 53-man roster today, a source said. Expect a move to injured reserve to create a spot. https://t.co/yZzpXDnHTM— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 1, 2018
This means that another player will have to be moved to IR in order to make the roster spot. Who, exactly? Potentially safety Kentrell Brice, who has been battling injuries on and off all season. But there are enough injuries to choose from. More than enough.
Kumerow is a fan favorite. After having an awesome preseason outing with 190 yards and two touchdowns in two games, he suffered a shoulder injury and has been out of football since. He'll finally get a chance to see some regular-season action with a team that desperately needs a spark.
The Packers have been relying on young potential this season beyond Davante Adams and Randall Cobb. While they've all shown flashes, it hasn't been enough.
Now the Packers will have someone who looks to have sure hands, and maybe even return kicks.
Zook said WR Jake Kumerow could be an option to return kickoffs if Kumerow is added to the 53-man roster this week.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) November 29, 2018
It's been a long time coming for Kumerow. He has been on practice squads since he was drafted. It may finally be his time to shine.