Packers-Broncos inactives: Jimmy Graham active; Montravius Adams out for Packers

Bill Huber

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham is active for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.

After not practicing on Thursday due to a groin injury, Graham returned to practice on Friday and was listed as questionable.

As a precaution, the Packers promoted tight end Evan Baylis from the practice squad after trading receiver/returner Trevor Davis to Oakland. Baylis is active, meaning the Packers have four tight ends available.

Green Bay’s inactives are defensive lineman Montravius Adams (shoulder), inside linebacker Oren Burks (pectoral), cornerback Ka’Dar Hollman, receiver Jake Kumerow (shoulder), offensive linemen Cole Madison and Adam Pankey, and running back Dexter Williams.

With Adams out, Tyler Lancaster figures to get more reps in the base 3-4 defense. Plus, rookie Kingsley Keke will make his NFL debut.

"Keke’s ready to go," coach Matt LaFleur said this week. "You know, Fadol (Brown) gives us a little bit more experience, a little more versatility, but Keke’s a guy that we have a lot of confidence in and we know he’s a good young player and his time is coming."

On Saturday, Green Bay placed veteran left guard Lane Taylor on injured reserve with a biceps injury. Second-round pick Elgton Jenkins will make his first career start. To fill that spot, the Packers brought back Pankey, who was on Tennessee’s practice squad after spending most of his first two seasons on Green Bay’s practice squad.

With Kumerow out, receivers Allen Lazard and Darrius Shepherd are active.

For Denver, right tackle Ja'Wuan James (knee), cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot) and fullback Andy Janovich (pectoral) are out but inside linebacker Todd Davis will make his season debut.

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