Packers’ Jenkins, Lazard active Sunday after missing opener

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 25: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard (13) catches a pass before an NFL preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs on August 25, 2022 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

Green Bay wide receiver Allen Lazard and offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins are active for Sunday night’s game with the Chicago Bears after missing the Packers’ season-opening loss at Minnesota.

That means the Packers will have their top returning receiver and one of their top two offensive linemen making their season debuts. Jenkins will be playing for the first time since tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament on Nov. 21.

Lazard had missed the Vikings game with an ankle injury.

The Packers remain without offensive tackle David Bakhtiari, who has appeared in just one game since tearing his left ACL on Dec. 31, 2020. Bakhtiari had been listed as questionable on the Packers’ Friday injury report.

Green Bay guard Jon Runyan Jr. is active for Sunday night’s game. Runyan had left the Vikings game early because of a concussion.

Joining Bakhtiari on the list of inactive Packers are safety Tariq Carpenter, offensive tackle Caleb Jones, tackle/guard Sean Rhyan, wide receiver Samori Toure and defensive lineman Jonathan Ford.

The Bears’ inactive list includes wide receiver Velus Jones Jr., defensive back Elijah Hicks, offensive lineman Michael Schofield III, defensive back Lamar Jackson, offensive lineman Ja’Tyre Carter and tight end Jake Tonges.