Packers elevate QB Kurt Benkert to active roster as COVID-19 replacement

Green Bay signs QB Danny Etling to practice squad

QB Kurt Benkert

The Green Bay Packers have elevated QB Kurt Benkert to the active roster as a COVID-19 replacement and signed QB Danny Etling to the practice squad. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Tuesday.

Benkert, a second-year player out of the University of Virginia, originally joined the Packers in May 2021 and has spent the entire regular season on Green Bay's practice squad.

Etling, a 6-3, 222-pound, first-year player out of Louisiana State University, was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (No. 219 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. He has spent time on the practice squads of the Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos while also working with the Minnesota Vikings this past training camp. Etling will wear No. 9 for the Packers.