By Ray Hamill — The Green Bay Packers have some injury concerns along their offensive line ahead of Monday night’s home opener against the Detroit Lions, and that could pave the way for former Eureka Logger Jake Hanson to see some playing time in front of a national television audience.
Starting guard Lucas Patrick (concussion) is listed as questionable, and it is being reported that Hanson, the team’s back-up center, could step in at guard.
The former Logger was a four-year starter at Oregon before being drafted by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
After starting last season on the team’s practice squad, he made the active roster this season.
According to Pro Football Focus, during the preseason Hanson was on the field for 50 pass-blocking snaps and did not allow any sacks and just one quarterback pressure.
Statistically speaking, he was the team’s second-best pass-blocking lineman during their three preseason games.
Unfortunately for Hanson and the Packers, the season opener was not a good one, with the team falling 38-3 to the New Orleans Saints.
Monday’s game kicks off at 5:15 p.m.