When Packers kicker Mason Crosby showed up on Green Bay’s PUP list, it came as a surprise to many. Crosby was present for the Packers’ mandatory minicamp but did not participate. Wednesday marked the Packers’ first day of training camp practices. Again, Mason Crosby was present but did not participate because of his injury. Players on the PUP list can’t participate in practices on the field.
Mason Crosby Discussed His Injury After Practice
Several players and coaches addressed the media when the Packers finished practice for the day. Mike Clements, a reporter who covers the Packers for several radio stations in Southeast Wisconsin, shared what Packers Kicker Mason Crosby said about his injury:
#Packers veteran PK Mason Crosby, on the PUP, says he had "a minor scope" after experiencing pain in his right knee during OTA's. Called it "just an oil change. The goal is to be ready by Week 1."
— Mike Clemens (@MikeClemensNFL) July 27, 2022
While the exact injury of the Packers kicker is not known at this time, at least we have an idea about what is going on. Of course, it is great to hear that his goal is to be ready for Week 1. However, as fans are well aware, thanks to the David Bakhtiari saga, that is far from a guarantee.
The Other Kicker in Packers Training Camp
The Green Bay Packers have another kicker in training camp: Gabe Brkic. The Minnesota Vikings originally signed the rookie kicker after going undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. However, they placed him on waivers in early June. The Packers released Dominik Eberle, whom they signed in February, to make room for Brkic.
Before trying out for the Packers kicker job, Gabe Brkic played college football at Oklahoma, where he was a three-time semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award. This award is given to the best kicker in the nation. Brkic was a finalist for the award in 2021. Last season, Brkic led the country with five field goals made of 50+ yards. During his four years at Oklahoma, Brkic made 159/160 extra point attempts (99.4%) and 57/69 (82.6%) of his field goal attempts. His 330 points rank fifth in the history of the Oklahoma Sooners football program.
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