Green Bay Packers WR Romeo Doubs is considered day-to-day due to a chest injury sustained in Week 18 vs. the Chicago Bears, head coach Matt LaFleur confirmed to reporters on Monday. Doubs was forced to exit the 17-9 win in the first half and was unable to return. The No. 7 seeded Packers face the No. 2 seeded Dallas Cowboys on the road in the Wild Card Round of the 2024 NFL Playoffs on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Romeo Doubs injury updates
Friday update: Doubs has been removed from the injury report and is good to go for the Wild Card game against the Cowboys.
Thursday update: Doubs was once again limited in practice with his chest injury on Thursday.
Wednesday update — Doubs was limited at practice due to a chest injury. It’s good Doubs is practicing in some capacity. He has a chance to get to full before Friday when the Packers release designations for Sunday’s game.
Doubs started the season as the Packers WR2 in the offense but has taken a back seat due to injuries and inconsistency. Doubs finished Week 18 with one target, a dropped would-be TD catch, which is when he injured himself. Doubs finished the regular season with 59 catches for 674 yards and eight touchdowns. Since Thanksgiving vs. the Lions, Doubs had just one touchdown catch and failed to have more than four catches in any single game.
The Doubs injury shouldn’t have much of an impact on the Packers’ outlook for their playoff game. It also shouldn’t impact the offense much. Really, if Doubs is out, it means a loss of depth, though Green Bay has found pretty great depth at receiver this season. Rookie WRs Dontayvion Wicks and Jayden Reed have both emerged and jumped Doubs on the depth chart. Even practice squad player turned regular WR Bo Melton appears ahead of Doubs at this point. Christian Watson is still dealing with a hamstring injury but could return for the playoff game. Plus, both rookie TEs — Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft — are healthy and contributing.
If Doubs is ruled out, not much should change. Wicks and Reed should be heavily involved and the main WR options. Watson would likely be more of a WR3 and get snaps to stretch the defense. Melton should see snaps. Malik Heath could also see some work. Expect a heavy rotation of receivers regardless if Doubs is healthy enough to play.