By Adam Roberts – 10/7/2020
Green Bay’s tight end depth took a hit this week, with the revelation that Josiah Deguara is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in Monday’s win over the Falcons. Deguara tore his ACL while blocking on a punt, and the rookie played 24 snaps in week one against the Vikings, catching one pass for 12 yards.
That’s not to say the position is completely ruined; Robert Tonyan played the best game of his career Monday night and Jace Sternberger is a viable option at TE2. But the loss of Deguara will no doubt challenge the team’s depth at the position.
Begelton & Bolton Cut
In other team news, the Packers released both wide receiver Reggie Begelton and linebacker Curtis Bolton yesterday. Begelton had only been on the practice squad for about 24 hours, signed to the active roster from the practice squad likely as extra wideout help in case the group was further limited due to player injuries.
No Fans At Lambeau Until Further Notice
Also, yesterday the team announced they would not allow fans at Lambeau Field for the foreseeable future. The decision comes on the heels of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ mandate limiting public gatherings to 25% of a building’s capacity, and also correlates to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Northeast Wisconsin, one of the worst regions for the virus in the country.
Green Bay is off this week and will take on Tampa Bay October 18th at Raymond James Stadium.