Packers cut Kingsley Keke

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The Packers cut defensive lineman Kingsley Keke on Wednesday, the team announced.

The Packers drafted him in the fifth round in 2019. He started eight games and played 12 this season, playing 393 defensive snaps and 51 on special teams.

He hasn’t played since Week 15. Keke was a healthy scratch on Christmas Day, then spent a week on the COVID-19 list and now is gone.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur called Keke’s absence against the Browns a “personal matter.”

Keke has had two concussions the past two seasons.

He finished this season with 23 tackles and 2.5 sacks, giving him 54 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 41 games in three seasons.

14 responses to “Packers cut Kingsley Keke

  1. Weird. The reason will surface eventually I guess. Let’s hope he doesn’t respond by selling info.

  2. Don’t know if he was an awful person, or did something wrong, but I feel sorry for a guy with the team for so long to get cut just before the playoffs when expectations are so high. Good luck Keke.

  3. Guess they need the roster spot for returning players like Bahktiari, Alexander, Z Smith, Mercilus and Cobb.

    I like Keke hes a good player when healthy but might fit better in a 4 man front.

  4. Usually they exit this late with a bonus for silence and a promise for an invite next season. He’d be smart to respect them.

  5. With Jaire, Z. Smith and Mercilus coming back, he was the no brainer move. They need the roster spot. Showed flashes of production early in the year, but has been basically non existent since the middle of the season. If there’s more to it, I have no idea.

  6. Played well in spots. I believe he had a sack in the Title game last year, didn’t he?

    Timing seems odd, but as it was said, they need room for Za and Mercilus.

  7. Not Keke. I’m going to boycott this weekend’s playoff game if they don”t bring him back.

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