Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is expecting one of his rookies to take on a bigger role this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Packers are currently dealing with numerous injuries at the wide receiver position.

Four wide receivers were on the injury report this week — Allen Lazard, Christian Watson, Randall Cobb, and Sammy Watkins.

LaFleur said Green Bay is in wait-and-see mode with those players.

As a result, he expects rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs to take more of a load this week against Tampa Bay.

Doubs, a fourth-round selection by the Packers in the 2022 NFL Draft, had a terrific training camp/preseason.

And after two games, Doubs is Green Bay’s second-leading wide receiver with six receptions for 64 yards (Watkins currently leads the team in receiving).

Those might not be gaudy numbers, but the fact that Doubs, a day three draft pick, has already carved out a key role in the Packers’ offense tells us that he’s destined to be an important player for Green Bay for years to come.

Maybe this will be his breakout game. The Buccaneers present a tough challenge, but Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be looking to make a big statement after starting the season 1-1.

And with other players possibly sidelined, it could be Doubs that Rodgers looks to most often in the passing game.

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