The Green Bay Packers made several unfortunate roster moves on Tuesday afternoon.
The Packers placed both tight end Isaac Nauta and wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins on the injured reserve on Tuesday. The organization announced the news via a press release on the team’s website.
“The Green Bay Packers have placed TE Isaac Nauta (NAW-tuh) and WR DeAndre Thompkins on injured reserve and released G/T Zack Johnson,” the Packers announced via Packers.com. “General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Tuesday.”
Both Nauta and Thompkins won’t play this upcoming season, as a result. Each is dealing with an injury.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 17, 2021
The Packers kicked off their preseason slate last weekend in a 27-6 loss to the Houston Texans. They will next take on the New York Jets this coming Saturday before wrapping up their preseason on Aug. 28 against the Buffalo Bills.
Veteran Aaron Rodgers didn’t play against the Texans, and it’s unlikely he takes many snaps at all during the preseason. Backup Jordan Love got the start against the Texans, as a result. He made the most of the opportunity.
The former Utah State star completed 12 of his 17 pass attempts for 122 yards and one touchdown. He looked more than capable of running the Packers offense, which is without a doubt a sigh of relief for Green Bay’s office.
The Packers play the Jets in preseason game No. 2 this Saturday at 4:25 p.m. ET.
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