According to The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue, the Los Angeles Rams have traded punter Corey Bojorquez to the Green Bay Packers, along with a 2023 seventh-round pick, for the Packers’ 2023 sixth-round pick. Bojorquez won’t show up on the roster until tomorrow, as he still needs to pass a physical to officially join the roster, but expect the corresponding move of releasing JK Scott to be announced shortly after Bojorquez arrives in Green Bay.
It’s worth noting that the Packers practiced today with their 53-man roster, though Green Bay’s final cut of the day is yet to be announced, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. That means that their 2020 punter, Scott, will likely be on the final roster when it’s released, even if his status only holds true for one more day.
Bojorquez did well enough in 2020 for the Buffalo Bills that he earned some All-Pro votes, but the Bills did not re-sign him in the offseason. Instead, he signed with the Los Angeles Rams a week before the draft, battled with four-time All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker for the Rams’ punter spot, lost in a tight race, and was traded to the Packers.
Not insignificant is the fact that Hekker restructured his contract today, potentially a deal-breaker between keeping Hekker or Bojorquez on the Rams’ roster, per Rodrigue. According to OverTheCap, Bojorquez is on a one-year, $1.02 million deal that includes $100,000 in roster bonuses (money paid if he plays on game day) and $920,000 in base salary (weekly checks) that are not guaranteed. In theory, the Packers can be week-to-week with Bojorquez, but there’s little to no reason to think that they would want to move on from him in-season.