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Packers place OLB Greg Roberts on reserve/COVID-19 list

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The former UDFA will start training camp in quarantine.

NFL: JUL 25 Packers Training Camp Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With the Green Bay Packers’ players now arriving for training camp, the team has its first roster player landing on the COVID-19 injury list. Outside linebacker Greg Roberts, who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2019, has officially been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Teams placing players on this list do not need to reveal whether players themselves tested positive for COVID-19 or if they have been in contact with people who did. Thus, Roberts’ own medical status is not clear.

Roberts heads into 2020 camp with an opportunity to fight for the fourth outside linebacker job behind starters Za’Darius and Preston Smith and key backup Rashan Gary. He will be competing with a group of young players that includes the likes of fellow 2019 signee Randy Ramsey, rookie seventh-round draft pick Jonathan Garvin, and undrafted rookie Delontae Scott.

Roberts did not participate in any on-field activities in 2019. He failed his initial training camp physical with an abdominal injury, starting camp and eventually the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Packers never brought him back from that list, but he drew a full league-minimum salary while recovering. The Baylor product posted an RAS of 8.85 as a defensive end based on his Pro Day testing.