Packers kicker Mason Crosby has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The Green Bay Packers kicked off their first training camp practice of the year on Saturday, and the good news is that they had Mason Crosby back in action.
According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers have activated Crosby off of the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The Packers did have five players on the reserve/COVID-19 list at one point, but Crosby is now back in practice.
Another player on the reserve/COVID-19 list is second-year Jace Sternberger. According to Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Sternberger is progressing through the reserve/COVID protocol”. While he was on the field, he didn’t practice.
Owczarski added that defensive tackle Treyvon Hester was also there but didn’t practice. Hester is on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The other two players for the Packers on the reserve/COVID-19 list are linebacker Greg Roberts and long snapper Hunter Bradley. According to Owczarski, neither player was seen at practice on Saturday.
The fact Sternberger and Hester were in attendance, even though they didn’t practice, is perhaps an indication they are closer to being activated than Roberts and Bradley, who weren’t there. But that remains to be seen.
The good news is that Crosby has been cleared to return to practice. It’s concerning when any player is placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list as it means they’ve either tested positive for coronavirus or been in close contact with someone who has. So it’s good to hear that Crosby is able to return.
Regular testing will take place throughout training camp. Hopefully, the other four players on the list will soon be able to return to practice too.
With only one month to go until the start of the regular season, the Packers were on the practice field for the first time this summer on Saturday morning.