Through the weekend, the Green Bay Packers were able to avoid any additional players going on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. The team added four players to at list early last week, including kicker Mason Crosby and tight end Jace Sternberger, but evidently had no additional positive tests or potential player exposures to the coronavirus for the past few days.
However, on Monday, the Packers added their fifth player to the list: long snapper Hunter Bradley. The transaction was made official on the NFL’s transaction wire Monday afternoon, along with the releases of Jalen Morton and Elijah Wellman, which the team announced earlier in the day. This now puts two-thirds of the team’s kicking battery on the list with about two weeks to go before training camp practices begin.
Bradley is entering his third NFL season after the Packers drafted him in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State. He was the team’s long snapper throughout each of his first two seasons.
Bradley joins Crosby, Sternberger, outside linebacker Greg Roberts, and defensive lineman Treyvon Hester as the five players currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list. All of these players will have an opportunity to return to active status before the team begins practices on or around August 16th.