Packers place quarterback Aaron Rodgers on reserve / COVID-19 list – .

Packers place quarterback Aaron Rodgers on reserve / COVID-19 list – .

Green Bay Packers placed QB Aaron Rodgers and CB Isaac Yiadom (YEAH-dum) on reserve / COVID-19 list and signed DL Auzoyah Alufohai (Ah-ZOY-ah Ah-LOOF-oh-hai) and RB Ryquell Armstead (ra-KWELL) to the practice team. Managing Director Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions on Wednesday.

In accordance with agreed NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player’s medical condition other than to refer to team status. Being placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list is for a player who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with one or more infected people.

Alufohai is a 6-foot-4, 313-pound freshman from the University of West Georgia who initially signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and spent most of his season Texans rookie in training. team before joining Houston’s active roster and appearing in three games. After being sidelined by the Texans during training camp in 2021, he has spent time this season on the Chicago Bears training team. Alufohai will wear the No.72 for the Packers.

Armstead (5-11, 220) is a third-year Temple player who was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round (No.140 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. In Jacksonville, he played 16 games with a start and had 108 yards on 35 carries (3.1 on average) and 144 yards on 14 receptions (10.3 on average) with two touchdowns on reception. After being sidelined by the Jaguars last May, Armstead spent time with the New York Giants during the offseason and time on the New Orleans Saints practice squad. He will wear No.35 for the Packers.


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