The Green Bay Packers got some concerning news on Saturday morning, but it appears that the worry over punter JK Scott is overblown.
On Saturday, Scott landed on the injury report for the NFC Championship Game, coming down with the illness that swept through the locker room in recent weeks. The team listed him as Questionable to play against the San Francisco 49ers, but as game time approaches on Sunday it appears that Scott will be good to go for the game.
That news comes from Matt Schneidman of The Athletic:
#Packers punter JK Scott (illness) is expected to play in today’s NFC Championship Game after being added to the injury report as questionable yesterday, per source.— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) January 19, 2020
If the Packers felt the need to add an emergency punter to the 53-man roster in time for the game, they would have needed to do so before 3:00 PM Central on Saturday. Instead, the team chose to reactivate safety Raven Greene off injured reserve to fill the open spot on their roster.
Perhaps even more so than for his punting, Scott will be essential to the Packers’ hopes for beating the San Francisco 49ers in his responsibilities as the holder on field goals and PATs. This is great news for the green and gold, as the team is otherwise healthy and looks to be in good shape for Sunday’s game.
Stay tuned for the inactives report to come out about 90 minutes before kickoff.