John Lovett

John Lovett

Quarterback #12
Team: Green Bay Packers
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 235 lb.
College:Princeton
Age:24
Born:April 25, 1996
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

John Lovett: Waived by Green Bay

Lovett (knee) was waived by the Packers Friday with a failed physical, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Lovett missed about half of the 2020 season due to a torn ACL during Week 9. Typically lined up as a fullback, the hybrid will leave the team with three ball carries for six yards in his eight games. Lovett will aim to compete for a depth tight end role elsewhere for the upcoming year.

March 12, 2021 2:09 PM EST

John Lovett: Moves to injured reserve

Lovett (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old was diagnosed with a torn ACL on Friday, so the move to injured reserve was only a matter of time. Lovett finishes the season with three carries for six yards in eight games.

November 14, 2020 7:49 PM EST

John Lovett: Suffers torn ACL

Lovett (knee) is done for the year due to a torn ACL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Despite being listed as a tight end, Lovett usually lined up as a fullback for Green Bay. He never exceeded 11 offensive snaps in a game this season, but his absence in the run blocking game and on special teams will nonetheless be felt by the Packers. With fellow TE/fullback hybrid Josiah Deguara (knee) also out for the year with a torn ACL, Green Bay could be motivated to explore the free agent market.

November 13, 2020 7:41 AM EST

John Lovett: Gets three carries

Lovett had three carries for six yards in Thursday's 34-17 victory over the 49ers.

Analysis: Lovett is listed as a tight end, but he played some fullback in the past, and the Packers let him take a few carries Thursday in garbage time. That wouldn't have happened had the Packers not been extremely light on running backs at that point, and he will remain mainly a means of creating confusion for the defense.

November 6, 2020 10:49 AM EST

John Lovett: Ready to go for Week 8

Lovett (knee) is listed as active coming into Sunday's matchup against the Vikings.

Analysis: The former Princeton quarterback will make his seventh appearance of 2020, though his offensive involvement will likely remain limited with Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis and Jace Sternberger all being listed as active for this NFC North tilt. Lovett has yet to exceed an offensive snap count of 11 in a game this season.

November 1, 2020 8:49 AM EST

John Lovett: Questionable for Week 8

Lovett (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Even if Lovett's able to suit up, his workload will likely be limited, as he sits fourth on the tight end depth chart behind Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis and Jace Sternberger.

October 30, 2020 2:03 PM EST

John Lovett: Limited again Thursday

Lovett (knee) was held to limited participation during Thursday's practice.

Analysis: The Princeton standout has appeared in every game for the Packers thus far in 2020, though he's been limited to an average offensive workload of 5.7 snaps per contest. Lovett had no reported injury issues through almost two months of regular-season play, but he's been limited in practice for back-to-back days now. If he can't go Sunday afternoon against the Vikings, tight end depth would be depleted behind Robert Tonyan.

October 29, 2020 4:06 PM EST

John Lovett: Joins 53-man roster

Lovett was promoted to the Packers' active roster Saturday, Jim Owczarski of the Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Lovett is a fullback/tight end hybrid who could provide some valuable blocking but is unlikely to touch the ball much against the Saints in Week 3.

September 26, 2020 3:35 PM EST

John Lovett: Joins Packers' practice squad

The Packers signed Lovett to the practice squad Sunday.

Analysis: The Packers decided to not keep a fullback on the roster heading into the regular season, but Lovett was able to earn a spot on the practice squad. The team is also currently carrying four tight ends on the roster but if they are to suffer any setbacks at the position during the season, Lovett's name could be called upon.

September 8, 2020 7:22 PM EST

John Lovett: Going to Green Bay

The Packers claimed Lovett off waivers Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Just one day earlier, the Chiefs cut Lovett loose. An undrafted free agent in 2019, he spent his first pro season on injured reserve due to a separated shoulder. Due to his ability to play both fullback and tight end, Lovett boasts the varied skill set preferred by the current iteration of the Packers.

July 30, 2020 5:42 PM EST

John Lovett: Could contribute in 2020

Lovett (shoulder) will compete for a reserve spot in training camp, Tom Childs of Arrowhead Pride reports.

Analysis: Lovett spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, but he could offer the Chiefs a mismatch in blocking schemes for 2020. The Princeton alum has a shot to carve out a reserve role at either fullback or tight end.

July 2, 2020 4:19 PM EST

John Lovett: Lands on IR

The Chiefs placed Lovett (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Analysis: Lovett suffered a shoulder injury during a preseason game against the Bengals, the severity of which will likely cost him the entire 2019 season. The 23-year-old fullback will turn his attention towards getting fully healthy.

August 27, 2019 8:22 AM EST

John Lovett: Sustains shoulder injury

Lovett separated his shoulder in Saturday's game against the Bengals, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Pryor also reports that team medics were able to put Lovett's shoulder back in and that the timetable for his recovery is unknown. The 23-year-old made some nice plays before exiting the game, including a 22-yard reception.

August 11, 2019 9:32 AM EST

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