Packers sign a punter?

Former Charger Drew Kaser added to roster

Mike Clemens
November 04, 2018 - 9:21 am

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Foxborough, MA - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix missed one too many tackles. He got traded. 

Ty Montgomery thought it would be a good idea to attempt a kickoff return with the game on the line, instead letting the offense take over at the 20 with 2 minutes left. He got traded too. 

In a week where Brian Gutenkunst wasted no time to show who is in charge, and make moves he felt were immediately best for the team, the first year general manager added a punter to the 53-man roster of the Green Bay Packers Saturday night. 

This after 5th round pick J.K. Scott shanked a 25-yard punt at a critical point of last weeks loss in Los Angeles in which the Rams had a short field and were able to close out a 29-27 win over Green Bay. 

A few years ago former GM Ted Thompson began using the Saturday night card often to make last minute additions or changes to the roster, meaning opposing teams coaches would have to pull out their laptops again and review tape of the new player in question. 

The Packers have added punter Drew Kaser, formerly of the San Diego Chargers. 

Now what they plan to do with him is anyone's guess. Because if they bench J.K. Scott, that would mean Kaser would be the holder for Mason Crosby on field goal attempts and point after touchdowns against the Patriots on Sunday Night Football. Or is there another player they would use as a holder? Quarterback DeShone Kizer? 

Did they have to sign Kaser to the 53-man roster if they were going to have a competition moving forward at punter. 

The Packers selected Scott in the 5th round in this year's draft. He's done well, averaging 45.4 yards per punt. Is there an injury? Because he's not on the team's injury report. 

A team spokesperson would only say Scott is not in any danger of losing his job as the team's punter. So why sign another?  Guess we'll find out tonight here at Gillette Stadium.  

Join us after the game for complete coverage with interviews from both the Patriots and Packers locker rooms on the Green & Gold Postgame Show on 105.7 FM The FAN, Milwaukee, and statewide on the Bill Michaels Show sports/talk network.


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