The Green Bay Packers are optimistic Aaron Jones and Christian Watson will return for Thursday night's game against the Detroit Lions.

Both players are dealing with hamstring injuries.

Watson, who missed the first three games of the season, said he expects to make his season debut on Thursday at Lambeau Field.

"That's the plan," Watson said.

Jones, who pulled a hamstring in Week 1, wasn't around to speak for himself but Jordan Love and Romeo Doubs did.

"It'll be huge," Doubs said of their return. "I know Christian is a guy that can go out there and make plays. We can all make plays but I know Christian can go out there and make them because he's really experienced in this offense, too."

"We'll have 3-3 back," Doubs added referring to Jones' uniform number 33. "So, Aaron's Aaron. He's been making plays, so it'll be exciting."