Packers returning Jake Dolegala for QB depth

  • 18-August-2021

With Jordan Love's shoulder still an issue and Aaron Rodgers not expected to play in the preseason, the Green Bay Packers are bringing back quarterback Jake Dolegala. The signing was not declared by the team yet was disclosed by his agency, Generation Sports Group. The team should create room on the list before it can make it official. They were at the NFL-mandated limit of 85 players as of Tuesday. Dolegala went through almost two months with the Packers this offseason. He was signed in June in the wake of taking part in the team's mandatory minicamp yet was released on July 27 without further ado prior to training camp, when Rodgers finished his holdout and got back to the team. The Packers likewise released veteran Blake Bortles around the same day. Love harmed his right (tossing) shoulder in the Packers' preseason opener on Saturday. Coach Matt LaFleur showed that there's no long-term concern except for that Love may miss some time. He was held out of practice on Monday, and the team didn't rehearse on Tuesday. They Packers start two days of joint practices with the New York Jets on Wednesday leading into their preseason game on Saturday. LaFleur said Love could "potentially" play against the Jets. Love was relied upon to play into the second from last quarter last week against the Houston Texans yet rather was pulled at halftime. Kurt Benkert, the third quarterback on the roster, played the second half. Dolegala was initially signed by the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He was the Bengals' No. 3 QB that season however was released following the 2020 training camp. He spent pieces of keep going season on the Patriots' practice squad and momentarily got back to them early in training camp this year. Before Tuesday's sliced to 85, the Packers likewise traded cornerbacks with the New York Giants. They traded 2018 second-round pick Josh Jackson for 2018 third-round pick Isaac Yiadom.

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