Packers sign Krys Barnes to active roster, promote Tipa Galeai, John Lovett

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The Packers signed linebacker Krys Barnes to the active roster from the practice squad, the team announced Saturday. Barnes fills the open spot on the 53-player roster.

The Packers also elevated linebacker Tipa Galeai and tight end John Lovett from the practice squad to the active roster.

Barnes originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on April 30. He was part of the team’s final roster cuts but signed with the practice squad earlier this week.

Barnes appeared in 43 games with UCLA, making 31 starts in his four seasons. He recorded 212 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss, five sacks, a forced fumble, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed.

Galeai originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on April 30. He played two seasons at TCU and two at Utah State in his college career.

The Packers claimed Lovett off waivers from the Chiefs on Aug. 5. He spent last season on injured reserve with Kansas City after signing as an undrafted rookie out of Princeton on May 6, 2019.

12 responses to “Packers sign Krys Barnes to active roster, promote Tipa Galeai, John Lovett

  1. With “scrambling” and having “the worst roster in the league,” what excuse(s) are the Viking fans going to use if they lose, then? Refs? No Danielle Hunter? No fans?

  2. They’ll get paid to get a front row seat to watch the Packers begin their annual season sweep of the Vikings.

  3. An outside linebacker, a small inside linebacker, and yet another tight end. A run-stopping lineman or ILB would have been a better option.

  4. 49fromwi says:
    September 12, 2020 at 7:41 pm
    Why do people make a big deal out of churning the bottom of a roster? I mean, who really cares??

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    Those are just Viking fans. Viking fans are more obsessed with the Packers than Packer fans.

  5. 49fromwi says:
    September 12, 2020 at 7:41 pm
    Why do people make a big deal out of churning the bottom of a roster? I mean, who really cares??
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Frightened trolls care. Can’t you tell?

  6. Just some last minute additions to their special team units.
    It’s hilarious to see the Barneys do backflips over it though. 😂

  7. I’m pretty sure the roster churn in the League will surpass all expectation this season.

    No exhibition season, plus the expanded practice squad, allows teams the luxury to cull out the bottom of the roster while testing players under real game experience. Never happened before. Special teams should, and will, be watched closely early on. Show something, or you’ll be shown the door.

    First up, these three dudes. Get a good night’s rest.

  8. ariani1985 says:
    September 12, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    By far, without a doubt the worst roster in the league. Tanking for Lawrence is not out of the question.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    That “worst roster in the league” went 13-3 last season and swept the division.

    All Vikings fans should say a prayer that this guy is not the Minnesota GM.

  9. Barnes should turn out to be a really good player. I can’t believe he wasn’t drafted. I thought he should have gone in the second round.

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