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Top Kurt Benkert News

  • Kurt Benkert: Let go by San Fran

    Benkert was cut from the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday, per his personal Twitter account.

    Benkert will once again hit the open market after a month-long stint with the 49ers' practice squad. The undrafted product out of Virginia has spent time with the Packers, Falcons and 49ers, but he'll likely have to look for a new opportunity elsewhere.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Rejoins practice squad

    Benkert was signed to the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday.

    Benkert was cut from the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday, but the team has brought him back into the fold. The 27-year-old will likely have a hard time seeing the 53-man roster unless San Francisco suffers another injury at quarterback.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Let go by 49ers

    Benkert was cut from the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday.

    Benkert will hit the open market again after being let go by the 49ers on Wednesday following a three-week stint on their practice unit. The quarterback will likely get another opportunity elsewhere down the line after spending time with the Packers and Falcons in the past.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Heading to San Fran

    The 49ers signed Benkert to their practice squad Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Benkert was among many other QBs to workout for the 49ers on Tuesday, but the team apparently didn't need long to decide who would provide added depth at the position. Following the season-ending ankle injury suffered by starter Trey Lance on Sunday against Seattle, the 27-year-old is in line to serve as San Francisco's No. 3 quarterback behind Jimmy Garoppolo and Brock Purdy moving forward. Benkert logged time with the Falcons and Packers, but he has yet to attempt an NFL pass.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Waived by Green Bay

    The Packers waived Benkert on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Benkert signed a reserve/future contract at the end of January after spending the 2021 season on the practice squad. In his absence, Danny Etling will be elevated to the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind Jordan Love and Aaron Rodgers.

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  • Packers' Kurt Benkert: Signs new contract with Packers

    The Packers signed Benkert to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.

    The quarterback spent the 2021 season on the practice squad while operating as the Packers' third option at his position behind Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love. Benkert has yet to attempt a pass in the NFL, but he will now compete for an active roster spot in 2022, when he could be the primary backup to Love if Rodgers goes elsewhere or retires.

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  • Kurt Benkert: Reverts to practice squad

    Benkert reverted to the Packers' practice squad on Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Benkert served as Green Bay's backup quarterback in the absence of Jordan Love (illness) for the team's Week 14 win over Chicago. He did hit the field, but only to kneel down twice to close out the contest.

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  • Packers' Kurt Benkert: Elevated to active roster

    Benkert was elevated from the Packers' practice squad to their active roster Tuesday as a replacement for Jordan Love (COVID-19 protocols).

    Jordan Love tested positive for the virus and was placed in protocols Monday, opening up an opportunity for Benkert to join the active roster. With Aaron Rodgers dealing with a fractured toe, Benkert may be in line to take most of the first-team reps during practice. However, Rodgers is still expected to be the starter while Benkert operates as the backup on game day. Green Bay also signed quarterback Danny Etling to the practice squad as an emergency option.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 218 lbs
Birthplace: USA
Age: 27
School: Virginia
Experience: 2