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Zach Kruse

Packers WR Christian Watson and KR Keisean Nixon both ACTIVE vs. Vikings

The Green Bay Packers will have dynamic rookie receiver Christian Watson and explosive kickoff returner Keisean Nixon in some capacity against the Minnesota Vikings.

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Watson and Nixon are both active on Sunday despite being labeled as questionable on the final injury report of Week 17.

Both were injured in Miami and missed the second half of the Packers’ 26-20 win. Neither Watson nor Nixon practiced on Wednesday or Thursday, but Watson did return in a limited capacity on Friday.

The pair worked out at Lambeau Field pre-game before getting clearance to play.

It’s unclear if Watson and Nixon will be full-go, but now the Vikings must take account of their playmaking ability when the Packers have the ball or are preparing to return a kick.

Here are the Packers’ inactives vs. the Vikings:

CB Shemar Jean-Charles
RB Tyler Goodson
LB Krys Barnes
OT Rasheed Walker
OT Caleb Jones
WR Bo Melton
DL Jonathan Ford

Jean-Charles and Barnes missed time midseason with injuries and have been frequent healthy scratches. Melton, a rookie receiver signed off the Seahawks’ practice squad this week, won’t play, likely due to Watson and Nixon both being active. Also inactive is Goodson, who was elevated from the practice squad to the gameday roster. And despite an injury to Dean Lowry along the defensive line, Ford – another rookie – is inactive again.

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