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Packers' Jones active for TNF vs. Lions after 2-game absence

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Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones is active for Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, the team announced.

The Packers will monitor the workloads of Jones and wide receiver Christian Watson, who's also active after missing the first three games of the season, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Jones was injured during the season-opening 38-20 win against the Chicago Bears after racking up 41 rushing yards, 86 receiving yards, and two total touchdowns.

The Packers' offense has struggled without Jones, Watson, and left tackle David Bakhtiari, who'll miss at least the next four games after being placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.

Green Bay didn't score through three quarters against the New Orleans Saints before an 18-point explosion in the fourth quarter that earned the win. Quarterback Jordan Love was the team's leading rusher against New Orleans with 39 yards.

Jones is coming off a 2022 campaign with 1,121 rushing yards, 395 receiving yards, and seven total scores.

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