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Top Kurt Benkert News

  • Kurt Benkert: Activated from the COVID-19 list

    Benkert was activated from the Packers' practice squad COVID-19 list Monday.

    Benkert was placed on the COVID-19 list on Nov. 2. With Aaron Rodgers also now healthy and Blake Bortles cut from the practice squad, Benkert slots back in as the No. 3 option in the positional pecking order.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Won't be eligible Week 9

    Benkert (illness) was placed on the Packers' practice squad COVID-19/reserve list Tuesday after testing positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Benkert and starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers (illness) have both tested positive and are set to miss Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, so Green Bay will need to sign another option to serve as its backup signal-caller Week 9. Jordan Love will draw his first career start Sunday in place of Rodgers.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Put on practice squad COVID-19 list

    Benkert (undisclosed) was moved to the Packers' practice squad COVID-19/reserve list Tuesday.

    The reserve quarterback will have to clear the league's protocols before returning to practice. It is not yet known if he tested positive for the virus or if he was deemed to have been in close contact with someone who did.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Inked to practice squad

    The Packers signed Benkert to the practice squad Wednesday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports.

    Benkert logged a solid preseason in Green Bay, but he never had a real chance to beat our 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love for the No. 2 spot. Instead, he will get a chance to continue his development with the Packers on the scout team.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Waived by Packers

    Benkert was waived by the Packers on Tuesday, Paul Bretl of CheeseheadTV reports.

    Benkert made a strong case for a spot on the Packers' roster, but the Packers are comfortable heading into Week 1 with only Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love at the quarterback position. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the team is planning to offer him a spot on the practice squad if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

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  • Packers' Kurt Benkert: Makes final case for roster spot

    Benkert completed 7 of 11 passes for 61 yards in Saturday's exhibition finale against the Bills.

    Benkert did not stand out in Saturday's contest, but he did play well enough to keep his hopes of earning a roster spot alive. Should he make the cut, he will open the season as the Packers' third quarterback. If he does not, he could be claimed off waivers by another team, or would likely land a spot on the Packers' practice squad.

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  • Packers' Kurt Benkert: Guaranteed for action Sunday

    Coach Matt LaFleur said Benkert "will definitely play" in Sunday's preseason finale against Buffalo, regardless of the availability of Jordan Love (shoulder), Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

    Benkert's playing time will be determined in large part by Love's availability, however. If Love is cleared to suit up, he stands to stay in for the first half, and potentially into the third quarter, at which point Benkert would enter the contest as a relief option. If Love can't go, however, Benkert would draw the start while Jacob Dolegala operates as his backup.

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  • Packers' Kurt Benkert: Gets it done in preseason start

    Benkert completed 18 of 25 passes for 151 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets. He added four carries for six yards and tossed a touchdown pass, but also threw an interception in the game.

    With the Packers' top two quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love (shoulder) out of uniform Saturday, Benkert started the game and wound up playing all but one series. His numbers weren't stellar, but he did show some poise and more than held his own. Benkert will not challenge Love for the backup spot as long as Love is healthy, but he has shown enough during training camp for the Packers to consider giving him a roster spot.

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  • Packers' Kurt Benkert: Likely to start vs. Jets

    Benkert looks set to start Saturday's preseason contest against the Jets, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

    The Packers aren't expect to play Aaron Rodgers during the preseason, and coach Matt LaFleur said it's "probably unlikely" that Jordan Love (shoulder) will be available Saturday, in which case Benkert will operate as the de facto starter. He completed eight of 12 passes for 88 yards against Buffalo last weekend, but also lost a fumble and threw an interception.

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  • Packers' Kurt Benkert: Will get extra reps Monday

    Benkert will see extra reps at Monday's practice, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

    Fellow quarterback Jordan Love will not practice Monday due to a shoulder injury, so Benkert will get the chance to take any reps starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers does not. Benkert completed a respectable eight of 12 passes for 88 yards in the Packers' preseason opener last week, but he also threw an interception and lost a fumble. It's not a given the Packers will head into Week 1 with three quarterbacks, but the extra reps will give Benkert more opportunities to convince them to do so.

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  • Packers' Kurt Benkert: Another QB to Green Bay

    The Packers and Benkert agreed to terms on a contract Saturday, per the quarterback's personal Twitter account.

    Benkert joins Blake Bortles, another recent tryout, behind Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love on Green Bay's depth chart. The soon-to-be 26-year-old Benkert spent the 2020 campaign on Atlanta's practice squad.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Time up in Atlanta

    The Falcons waived Benkert on Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

    Benkert spent the 2020 campaign on Atlanta's practice squad. He's been searching for a chance to make his NFL debut since entering the league back in 2019.

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  • Falcons' Kurt Benkert: Secures future contract

    The Falcons signed Benkert to a reserve/future contract Monday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

    Benkert has yet to make his NFL debut since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018. The 25-year-old will compete to be Matt Ryan's backup in 2021.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Reverts to practice squad

    Benkert reverted to the Falcons' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction report.

    The quarterback ended up being inactive for Sunday's loss after being called up to the active roster over the weekend. Both Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub are healthy, so Benkert's presence on the active roster may not be needed in the coming weeks.

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  • Falcons' Kurt Benkert: Bumps to active roster

    The Falcons elevated Benkert to the active roster Saturday.

    Both Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub are healthy for Sunday's game against the Saints, so it's a curious move by the Falcons. Nevertheless, the 25-year-old quarterback will suit up for his first NFL game Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 218 lbs
Birthplace: USA
Age: 26
School: Virginia
Experience: 2