GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) -- The long awaited, and some would say anticipated return of Packers receiver Jake Kumerow is finally here.
The Packers activated the UW-Whitewater product to the 53 man active roster Saturday, one day before the Packers are set to take on the Arizona Cardinals.
Kumerow has never played in an NFL regular season game, but he was a breakout star during the Packers preseason, catching six passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns in two preseason games. He earned the respect and trust of quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the process.
Then came a shoulder injury during the second preseason game, and a lengthy recovery process.
"You know its been a little bit of a process, going through recovery and getting back in the books and everything. But it feels good to get back out there. The process was long but I'm ready. Any way possible man. I'm trying to make some plays on special teams and trying to catch the ball and get us a few first downs. Whatever I can do. Just gotta be spot on the game plan and you gotta know your assignment, know your linemen and then just do your job," Kumerow said.
The Packers, needing to clear roster space to add room for Kumerow, have placed veterans Mike Daniels and Trevor Davis to the injured reserve list, ending their seasons.
Daniels injured his foot during the Packers' Thursday night loss to Seattle in Week 11.
Davis suffered his third hamstring injury of the year last Sunday against Minnesota.