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    Getty Former Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert. The San Francisco 49ers worked out five quarterbacks on Tuesday, September 20: Kurt Benkert, Garrett Gilbert, Mike Glennon, Kevin Hogan, and AJ McCarron. Of the five, the Niners must have liked what they had seen from Benkert the most and signed him to the practice squad following the workout, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. The #49ers are signing veteran QB Kurt Benkert to their practice squad, source says. Former #Falcons and #Packers quarterback finds a new home following today’s workout. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 20, 2022 The 49ers were in need of a 3rd string quarterback behind Brock Purdy and QB1 Jimmy Garoppolo after Trey Lance underwent season-ending surgery on Monday to repair a fractured right ankle and ligament damage.Benkert’s Release by Atlanta Was HeartbreakingBenkert split his collegiate career playing for East Carolina and the University of Virginia. And then after going undrafted in 2018, he landed on Atlanta’s practice squad for his rookie year. He returned the following season but didn’t make it past the preseason after a toe...
    Getty Kurt Benkert #7 of the Green Bay Packers scrambles with the ball against the New York Jets in the first half of a NFL preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 21, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Kurt Benkert could soon be rejoining the NFC North for one of his former team’s division rivals. According to Tom Grossi of Packast, the Chicago Bears hosted the Packers’ former third-string quarterback for a roster workout on Tuesday, September 6. It is likely they are considering him for a role on their practice squad, either as a fourth-stringer or a replacement for current practice-squad quarterback Nathan Peterman. Tom “NFL Insider” Grossi https://t.co/6T3myEmmqA — Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) September 6, 2022 Benkert beat out former first-round pick Blake Bortles for a place with the Packers last year and looked promising during his three games of preseason action, completing 33 of his 48 passes for 300 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He spent the entire 2021 season as the third-string quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love;...
    Getty Kurt Benkert is a free agent after being released by the Green Bay Packers. The Chicago Bears are going to need a quarterback on their practice squad once final roster cuts are made on August 30, and there’s one available they might want to take a look at. As it stands, the Bears will likely cut current third-stringer Nathan Peterman, leaving Justin Fields the starter with 30-year-old Trevor Siemian as his backup. While other intriguing quarterbacks may become available once all other 31 NFL teams finalize their respective rosters, former Green Bay Packers QB Kurt Benkert hasn’t landed anywhere since his June release. Considering his past connections to current Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Bears to bring him in for a workout. Benkert isn’t as experienced as Peterman, but he’s more athletic and has more room to grow than Chicago’s current third-string QB. I don't understand by N*than P*terman is on an NFL roster right now but Kurt "No Look" Benkert isn't https://t.co/LFIn8ZWh6c — Lorin Cox (@CoxSports1) August 24,...
    Getty Kurt Benkert #7 of the Green Bay Packers looks to hand off the ball during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. The Green Bay Packers are lightening the load of their quarterback room with a little more than a month to go until the start of 2022 training camp. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Packers are releasing third-string quarterback Kurt Benkert from the 90-man offseason roster in a move that was confirmed by Benkert himself in a farewell tweet. The team later officially announced his release on their transactions page, leaving them with an open roster spot. Life man ????????. I appreciate everything that came with being a Packer. Equally as excited to see what’s next, can’t wait to get to work. https://t.co/cGxZhSo1Yg — Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) June 17, 2022 The Packers had signed Benkert in May during the 2021 offseason while starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers was keeping his distance from the team and contemplating the course of his NFL future....
    Getty Kurt Benkert #7 of the Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Packers season came to an end sooner than expected after they were upset 13-10 by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL playoff’s Divisional Round. And now with the 2021 season in the rearview mirror, Green Bays’ first order of business is signing practice squad players to future/reserve contracts. The first player they locked in was quarterback Kurt Benkert. Thankful to be around people that believe in me. #Year5 #Runitback ✍???? https://t.co/tFVc4y3J9N — Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) January 24, 2022 ALL the latest Falcons news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Falcons newsletter here! Join Heavy on Falcons!Benkert’s Preseason Went ViralBenkert spent the entire 2021 season on the practice squad learning behind Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love. He was elevated in Week 14 against the Bears, where he played just two snaps and took a knee to top off the 45-30 win over Chicago. W. #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/M91y5v32GD — Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) December 13, 2021 But before the 2021 season kicked off, Benkert had an impressive...
    Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Kurt Benkert took a shot at the Minnesota Vikings over Twitter after their decisive win at Lambeau.  It was the Packers who had the final say in their game against the Vikings, but it was Kurt Benkert who had the last laugh against Minnesota’s hilarious failure at a hype tweet. After the Packers beat their rivals, 37-10, Benkert decided to have fun with an oddly-animated pregame tweet that the team’s Twitter account sent out before the game. Who confidently clicked “send tweet” on this? https://t.co/hHWwlIgAGy — Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) January 3, 2022 In a “Let It Go” parody, a humanoid figure constructed of cheeseblocks croons about Lambeau, cheese and Wisconsin. Then, a figure wearing a Vikings helmet turns on a heater, which melts the surrounding ice — even though the figure leaves on a Polaris snowmobile. The message is entirely unclear here, and Benkert wasn’t alone in struggling to understand what all of this meant. Even Vikings fans couldn’t help but ridicule their team, likening the animation to what one would find on a...
    Joe Robbins/Getty Images Kurt Benkert as a member of the Atlanta Falcons on August 1, 2019. When former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kurt Benkert first heard from Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot back in February, he wasn’t expecting the call to go the way it went. “My first time talking to him was getting cut,” began Benkert, while meeting with the Green Bay media on Thursday. “So, I was like ‘Hey, nice to meet you,’ and he said ‘Hey, yeah, this isn’t that type of call,’” finishing a story that evoked hearty laughter from the assembled members of the press. Play VideoVideo related to ex-falcons qb recalls getting cut by terry fontenot [watch]2021-08-07T15:42:00-04:00 “It was what it was,” he continued. “I wasn’t too discouraged because I knew another opportunity would come up and I’d be ready for it.” The latest Falcons news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Falcons newsletter here! Join Heavy on Falcons! Benkert Eventually Received a Tryout with the PackersIt took a few months but ultimately Benkert received...
    Getty Former backup QB Kurt Benkert #6 of the Atlanta Falcons. Former Atlanta Falcons backup QB and fan favorite, Kurt Benkert, caught a lot of attention on the internet this past week by wearing a life-size “Master Chief” costume from Halo. He posted a video of himself on Twitter “in action” for fans to see and it blew up Time to go save the planet, but first, I need a weapon. pic.twitter.com/gENbASo5ij — Kurt Benkert ???? (@KurtBenkert) June 23, 2021 He also used his daughter “scout” as a prop in a photo. Cortana are you there? pic.twitter.com/8HkpKSu3cu — Kurt Benkert ???? (@KurtBenkert) June 24, 2021 ALL the latest Falcons news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Falcons newsletter here! Join Heavy on Falcons!Benkert Has Been Successful GamingIn his free time, Benkert focuses on his esports career and has had quite a success doing so. He often live streams while playing games like Fortnite and Call of Duty on his Twitch channel. The live streaming effect gives fans the chance to watch him play and chat with him about anything....
    Getty Kurt Benkert #6 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass in the first half of a preseason game against the Denver Broncos in 2019. The Atlanta Falcons announced on Saturday that third-string quarterback Kurt Benkert has been designated a COVID-19 flex to their active roster for Sunday’s matchup against the New Orleans Saints. We have flexed QB Kurt Benkert to the active roster. ???? – https://t.co/bbId0u4aw4 pic.twitter.com/gsF26ZnSjY — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 21, 2020 This will be the first time this season that Benkert has been called up to the 53-man roster for a game, but the Falcons have protected him on the practice squad every week throughout the year,  so this was bound to happen. Benkert has been with the team since 2018 when he signed as an undrafted college free agent out of Virginia with Atlanta. It’s safe to say, Benkert has been waiting for this day. God is Good ❤️ https://t.co/vbiNfvLxT8 — Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) November 21, 2020 His luscious locks are looking good too. ✌????✊???? pic.twitter.com/qcm3emH3eu — Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert)...
    Getty Kurt Benkert #6 of the Atlanta Falcons. On Saturday the Falcons cut their roster down from 78 players to their final 53-man roster. Some of the cuts were surprising, including backup quarterback Kurt Benkert. After he got the disappointing call, Benkert tweeted, “One way or another I am good and I am blessed. It’s a marathon that I won’t stop running for.” One way or another I am good and I am blessed. ✌???? It’s a marathon that I won’t stop running for. — Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) September 5, 2020 Several fans responded to Benkert’s tweet very upset about his release and to let him know they’re rooting for him. I hope dimitroff and DQ get fired if this season is anything less than a playoff appearance….shit like this is what keeps me up at night with this damn team….but still got old sorry ass schuab here GTFOH! — Joseph Ifebi (@Kingjojo316) September 5, 2020 you have an extremely bright future ahead of you ❤️ — Scotty (@ScottyTidwell) September 6, 2020 And we’ll all...
    Getty Kyle Lauletta #17 of the New York Giants in 2019. Prior to today, the Atlanta Falcons’ roster sat at 79 players. The Falcons hosted a handful of players for workouts including punters, receivers, and quarterbacks. They finally came to a decision this morning. Atlanta signed on former New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Kyle Lauletta. We have signed QB Kyle Lauletta. ???? – https://t.co/jFAiS0ANgf pic.twitter.com/jUhhVqf6eN — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 2, 2020 Also, follow the Heavy on Falcons Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content! Falcons Cut Danny Etling Just a few weeks ago, Atlanta waived third-string QB, Danny Etling. Etling was originally selected by the New England Patriots with the No. 219 overall pick in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Patriots started Etling out at quarterback but soon transitioned him to a wide receiver. The Patriots ended up waiving Etling Sept. 1, 2018 and signed him to the practice squad the next day. The Falcons picked up Etling last August after  Kurt Benkert‘s season-ending injury. In two preseason games...
    Getty Kurt Benkert #6 of the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta Falcons backup quarterback Kurt Benkert has been keeping himself entertained while in quarantine from preparing to be a #GirlDad to professional gaming, getting throws in with Calvin Ridley, and practicing his aim in a more intriguing way. Benkert shared a recent video of him via Twitter doing a skateboarding trick then hitting the target so casually. Not the cleanest, but more to come ✌
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