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Packers hopeful RB Aaron Jones (calf) plays tonight vs. 49ers

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones was officially listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers, but optimism is building he could play tonight.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Packers are hopeful that Jones will play, albeit it in a limited role.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported earlier Thursday on Good Morning Football that if Jones does suit up, don't expect a hefty workload from the running back who has been dealing with a calf injury.

"Even if he suits up, it's going to be nowhere near a normal role for him," Garafolo added.

The Packers are without backup Jamaal Williams and rookie A.J. Dillon due to COVID-19 protocols.

Green Bay has rightfully taken a cautious approach with Jones this season, not wanting to turn an injury that keeps him out a few weeks into one that knocks the stud running back out the entire season.

Jones, in the final year of his contract, has been pushing to play. With Tyler Ervin and Dexter Williams as the only other running backs ready to play, it's possible Jones talks his way onto the field. If he does, don't expect Matt LaFleur to give Jones his normal workload in his first game back -- i.e., if you're a Fantasy Football player with Jones on your squad, tread lightly even if he's active.

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