Packers add a punter, for no apparent reason

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Nearly four percent of the Packers’ roster currently consists of punters.

Green Bay announced on Saturday the acquisition of Drew Kaser. A 2016 sixth-round pick of the Chargers, L.A.’s “B” team cut Kaser on October 3.

And here’s where it gets odd: Packers punter JK Scott is, by all appearances, fine. He’s not listed on the injury report, and there’s no reason to think he won’t be able to play on Sunday night in New England.

The Packers drafted Scott out of Alabama this year, using a fifth-round pick.

Presumably, one of the two punters will be inactive on Sunday night. Unless the Packers have cooked up some sort of two-punter formation.

30 responses to “Packers add a punter, for no apparent reason

  1. Really going to call the Chargers LA’s B team? What’s your deal? There has been years of multiple franchises in the same city in multiple of the major sports. I’ve never once seen one of them called the B team. The Chargers are 5-2 for heaven sakes.

  2. Much ado about nothing. There was a roster spot open and Gute filled it for the time being.

    They are not moving on from JK. JK got off the plane in Boston a few hours ago with the team showing no signs of injury.

    Just filling a roster spot. Now, one could argue it should have been Trevor Davis who filled the roster, but that debate is for another day.

    #BusinessTrip

    #BeatNewEngland

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  3. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 3, 2018 at 8:45 pm
    Much ado about nothing. There was a roster spot open and Gute filled it for the time being.

    They are not moving on from JK. JK got off the plane in Boston a few hours ago with the team showing no signs of injury.

    Just filling a roster spot. Now, one could argue it should have been Trevor Davis who filled the roster, but that debate is for another day.

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    You ever see a team fill a roster spot with a punter before?

  4. “You ever see a team fill a roster spot with a punter before?”

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    Yes.

    I agree, the timing is curious the day before a game midseason, but it is not unheard of.

    If JK is not active tomorrow and Drew Kaser is, then wake me.

    Now let me get back to watching college football and sipping Pinot Noir.

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  5. rumor has it punter JK Scotts wife is due to deliver their first child, and they are covering their bases so he can attend the potential birth if its Sunday

  6. If Jerry Jones was GM everyone would know why, cuz he can’t keep a secret. A team does something without telling anyone, apparently they are making moves “for no apparent reason”

    There IS a reason and likely a very good one… they just don’t need to tell you.

  7. David Scheck says:
    November 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm
    rumor has it punter JK Scotts wife is due to deliver their first child, and they are covering their bases so he can attend the potential birth if its Sunday
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    Putting a punter on the practice squad wouldn’t cause me to bat an eye, but the fact they added him to the active roster has to make people curious.

    Scott’s wife giving birth certainly fits the bill of a valid explanation, one I heard nothing about.
    But makes perfect sense, since they already had an open roster spot.
    Moving on.

  8. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 3, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    “You ever see a team fill a roster spot with a punter before?”

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    Yes.

    –If you had given the example you thought of, I would be more likely to believe the yes.

  9. lebricks306yxe says:
    November 3, 2018 at 8:34 pm
    Really going to call the Chargers LA’s B team? What’s your deal?

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    The Chargers play in a 30k seat soccer stadium and despite being 5-2, they STILL don’t sell out.

    They’re really LA’s E team behind the Rams, Raiders, Cowboys, and 49ers.

  10. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 3, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    “You ever see a team fill a roster spot with a punter before?”

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    Yes.

    I agree, the timing is curious the day before a game midseason, but it is not unheard of.

    If JK is not active tomorrow and Drew Kaser is, then wake me.

    Now let me get back to watching college football and sipping Pinot Noir.

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    You say yes but don’t say anything to back it up. It isn’t about who is active but who is on the roster. Teams don’t just fill a roster spot to fill it. You fill it to make the team better. No signing should be taken lightly or just to fill a spot. They should always be looking to make the roster better.

  11. Perplexing, yeah…to be sure. The baby on the way thing is news to me. Green Bay’s media (Milwaukee and Green Bay) isn’t speculating. So, if true, that would explain a lot.

  12. It’s more than just a rumor regarding the delivery of Scott’s child which is why they signed Kaser to the active roster. Only one will be active tonight. Whether a single game could create enough opportunities for the packers to truly reevaluate that position and Scott’s future is another conversation all together, although not a very exciting one.

  13. lebricks306yxe says:
    November 3, 2018 at 8:34 pm
    Really going to call the Chargers LA’s B team? What’s your deal? There has been years of multiple franchises in the same city in multiple of the major sports. I’ve never once seen one of them called the B team.
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    The L.A. Clippers disagree with your assertion. Look, the Rams are 8-0 and were in L.A. first. The Chargers can’t even sell tickets. Sorry bud, but the Chargers are absolutely the B team in Los Angeles.

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