Packers elevate Kurt Benkert from practice squad

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Jordan Love is out for the near future after being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Monday and the Packers made a move Tuesday to give themselves a backup to Aaron Rodgers on the active roster.

The team announced that they have elevated Kurt Benkert from the practice squad. They also signed Danny Etling to the practice squad.

Benkert is likely to get a fair amount of work in practice this week. Rodgers said his injured toe is improving, but he hasn’t practiced much in recent weeks and it doesn’t sound like he’s going to be practicing fully this week either.

Benkert has never appeared in a regular season game and the Packers will hope that only changes if he’s taking knees at the end of a blowout win.

6 responses to “Packers elevate Kurt Benkert from practice squad

  1. Benkert looked pretty good in the pre-season games. Is this Love’s second time in the COVID protocol?

  2. Good for Kurt. He gets a Big League paycheck this week. When he played in the preseason he looked composed and did pretty well from what I recall. But it was preseason ball,… not reg season play.

  3. All these vaccinated players on Covid reserve, does the vaccine even work
    Weird that people judge vaccine effectiveness based on NFL policy….because everyone looks to the NFL when it comes to the country’s health and well-being. Glad football wasn’t around during smallpox.

    And we’ve had the vaccine for more than a year, shouldn’t you know what it does and doesn’t do by now? Smh.

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