Packers running back Aaron Jones is officially inactive for the team’s Week 7 matchup against the Houston Texans due to a calf injury. Jones traveled with the team and was considered a game-time decision, but the Packers decided to hold him out for this game. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)
With Jones out, expect rookie A.J. Dillon and Jamaal Williams to share the workload in the Green Bay backfield. In Week 6, Dillon rushed five times for 31 yards, and head coach Matt LaFleur said this week that he is confident that Dillon can step up and play a significant role if Jones had to miss time. Dillon does not have any receptions on the season, however, while Williams has 13 receptions for 119 yards to go with 33 carries for 142 yards. That might make it seem like Williams has the edge in a timeshare scenario, but the Packers liked Dillon enough to draft him in the second round in the 2020 NFL Draft. It’s more likely that Dillon steps into a bigger role in the offense, while Williams continues to serve as a receiving and change-of-pace back.