Packers COVID-19 list grows even longer by the day

The Packers COVID-19 list picked up another handful of players on Wednesday as Green Bay deals with an outbreak before their game with Vikings.

With a big rivalry game against the Vikings coming up quickly, the Packers are now hanging on for dear life hoping they’ll be able to field a team come Sunday.

On Wednesday, Green Bay had to add another five players to the COVID list including punter Crey Bojorquez, defensive lineman Kingsley Keke, safety Henry Black and tight end Tyler Davis. They also signed cornerback Jayson Stanley to the practice squad and added him to the COVID list straight away.

Four of those players are not expected to play against Minnesota, but there is some hope for the punter. Bojorquez tested positive on Tuesday, which will give him the chance to clear the five-day isolation period before Sunday so long as he is asymptomatic, per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. If not, the Packers will have to scramble to find a new punter.

Other good news came from the activation of a player off of the COVID list. Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was cleared on Wednesday.

Packers COVID-19 list as of 12/29

  • WR Amari Rodgers
  • TE Tyler Davis
  • TE Marcedes Lewis
  • OG Ben Braden
  • DL Kingsley Keke
  • DE Tipa Galeai
  • LB Oren Burks
  • LB La’Darius Hamilton
  • LB Chauncey Rivers
  • LB Ty Summers
  • DB Henry Black
  • DB Shemar Jean-Charles
  • DB Kevin King
  • DB R.J McIntosh
  • DB Jayson Stanley
  • P Corey Bojorquez

The Packers now have 16 players on the COVID list with major concern around the tight end unit and the punter position.

The COVID list will continue to change as the week move onward. Green Bay will be crossing their fingers that more names come off than have to be put on it.

Source: FanSided

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