A former Green Bay Packers tight is available to be claimed off waivers Tuesday. The release comes at a time the Packers could consider adding a tight end to their roster.
Tyler Davis sustained a torn ACL injury during the Packers’ victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Friday night. Davis was listed as the Packers’ TE2 on the depth chart before the first preseason game. The Packers also lost offensive tackle Luke Tenuta for a while as well.
Former Green Bay Packers tight end waived
The Packers worked out several players Tuesday, including a wide receiver and several offensive tackles. No reports have come out about a search for a tight end. According to Aaron Wilson with KPRC, the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday waived former Packers tight end John Lovett.
Lovett signed with the Steelers on Aug 1.
#Steelers waived John Lovett w/ addition of former #Texans running back Xazavian Valladay, undrafted rookie from @ASU after he cleared waivers. New contract. Had $175,000 in guaranteed money $30,000 bonus, $145,000 of salary guaranteed in #Texans deal negotiated by @jtoosonlaw https://t.co/tQZV2Yrpcn
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 15, 2023
Would the Green Bay Packers sign John Lovett again?
Per WSH Media files, Lovett played in several games for the Packers before sustaining an ACL injury. Multiple NFL teams have been eyeing Lovett this year:
The Packers claimed Lovett off of waivers in July of 2020. He appeared in eight games for the Packers that season before ending the year on the injured reserve for a torn ACL. Lovett was waived the following spring. He spent time with the Dolphins during the 2022 season.
Lovett was catching the interest of other NFL teams before he signed with the Steelers. The New York Jets tried him out near the start of their training camp.
Because of Lovett’s relationship with the Packers’ offense, it’s possible they’d give him another look again. But I’d assume the Packers will be okay with Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft as TE1 and TE2. If Lovett were to come back, he’d probably find a spot lower than Davis on the roster.
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