Packers cut Blake Bortles, activate Kurt Benkert from practice squad COVID list

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The Packers cut quarterback Blake Bortles from the practice squad Monday after activating third quarterback Kurt Benkert from the practice squad COVID-19 reserve list.

Green Bay signed Bortles on Nov. 4 after Benkert and Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19. Rodgers returned Saturday.

Bortles served as Jordan Love‘s backup against the Chiefs in Week 9 but did not play.

Bortles, the third overall choice of the Jaguars in 2014, spent much of the offseason program with Green Bay when Rodgers was away from the club. The Packers released him in late July after Rodgers returned for training camp.

Bortles has appeared in 78 career games with 73 starts. After his five-year stint with Jacksonville ended in 2018, he spent the 2019 season as the Rams’ backup. He also spent time with the Broncos in 2020.

3 responses to “Packers cut Blake Bortles, activate Kurt Benkert from practice squad COVID list

  1. Jordan Love will need to start the equivalent of one full-season before his coaches even think of giving him a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. Look it up. Do a search for “How long does it take for NFL quarterbacks?” Most of the great ones did not find themselves until they played sixteen games. He’ll be fine, someday.

  2. stellarperformance says:
    November 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm
    Jordan Love will need to start the equivalent of one full-season before his coaches even think of giving him a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. Look it up. Do a search for “How long does it take for NFL quarterbacks?” Most of the great ones did not find themselves until they played sixteen games. He’ll be fine, someday.

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    Herbert among several others have done just fine.

    This is what happens when you reach in the 1st round for an inconsistent college QB.

    I feel sorry for the kid. He is never going to live up to the standard that the past two qbs have set. He will also not live up to the ridiculous expectations your spoiled fan base has for him.

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