Jakobi Meyers ‘feeling better,’ discusses status for Sunday against Packers
September 28th, 2022
Jakobi Meyers has been listed on the Patriots injury report all season with a knee injury. Meyers played through that injury through the first two weeks, and was the go-to receiver in both games with a team-high 19 targets. However, the injury appeared to finally catch up with him last week as he missed the team’s home opener against the Ravens, making it the first time in four years in the NFL he missed a game due to injury.
Meyers’ presence was missed, especially on third downs. He was the team’s primary chain-mover in the passing game, picking up a team-high six first downs over those first two games. Without him on Sunday, the Patriots went 2-of-9 on third down in the loss to Baltimore.
After practice, Meyers spoke to reporters in the locker room. The 26-year-old wide receiver sounded optimistic about his status, saying “I’m feeling better – a lot. I’m putting my best foot forward every day.”
PFF’s Doug Kyed later tweeted he asked Meyers if he plans to play on Sunday, with Meyers responding “that’s the plan.” Kyed noted that “[the] decision is ultimately up to the coaching and training staff, but Meyers is optimistic.”
“I’m out there moving around, running routes. Just making sure I can put some good tape in the coaches’ eyes to get the green light (for Sunday),” Meyers added, via NESN’s Zack Cox.
Through two games, Meyers has caught 13 of his team-high 19 targets for 150 yards. Even though he’s missed one of three games, he still leads the team in targets and receptions.
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