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Packers claim fullback John Lovett on waivers from Chiefs

No, not the podcaster — the college quarterback-turned-fullback.

NFL: AUG 03 Chiefs Training Camp Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With one open roster spot on the team’s 90-man roster, the Green Bay Packers added a player to fill up at 90 on Thursday. Green Bay claimed John Lovett on waivers after the Kansas City Chiefs released him on Wednesday.

Lovett is primarily seen a fullback/H-back type in the NFL, but played quarterback in college at Princeton University. The Packers brought him in for a pre-draft visit in 2019, but he eventually signed with the Chiefs instead after the draft. He then spent all of last season on injured reserve with a separated shoulder.

Green Bay already has two undrafted fullbacks on the roster in Elijah Wellman and Jordan Jones and they spent a third-round draft pick on Josiah Deguara, who is expected to play a hybrid tight end/H-back role. However, Lovett’s athleticism — with very good speed and agility for his position — and the fact that the Packers brought him in last spring might give him a leg up on the two other undrafted players if the Packers decide to keep a backfield blocker on the roster this season.

The Packers can keep 90 players on their roster until August 16th, provided that the team separates players into two groups inside the facility. The team must cut to 80 by the 16th, prior to the start of full practices.