Packers: Jonathan Garvin activated from reserve/COVID-19 list

Green Bay Packers, Jonathan Garvin (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jonathan Garvin (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers have activated Jonathan Garvin from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Green Bay Packers will have some more pass-rushing depth after the bye week.

The team announced on Saturday that they have activated backup edge rusher Jonathan Garvin from the reserve/COVID-19 list. He had missed last week’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

The Packers have one player on the reserve/COVID-19 list, inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell. Campbell was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, and it’s unclear when he’ll be activated and ready to return. Hopefully it will be in time for next week’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Getting Garvin back will help Green Bay’s pass-rush depth.

According to Pro Football Reference, Garvin has played on 302 defensive snaps this season, which is 39.43 percent of the team’s total. He has also featured on 27 percent of Green Bay’s special teams snaps. The only two pass rushers to play more defensive snaps for the Packers this season are Rashan Gary and Preston Smith, the two starters.

On the year, Garvin has 1.5 sacks, five quarterback hits, nine pressures, three hurries, and four quarterback knockdowns.

In the game Garvin missed versus the Rams, backup Tipa Galeai ended up playing on 28 defensive snaps (45 percent).

Hopefully, the Packers will also get star inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell back from the reserve/COVID-19 list next week. The team will also hope the bye week has helped some of the injured players have extra time to get healthy. One of the top stories after the bye will be Aaron Rodgers’ toe injury.