Falcons Promote QB Kurt Benkert To Active Roster


The Atlanta Falcons announced Saturday that they’ve promoted QB Kurt Benkert to their active roster. 

Kurt Benkert

Benkert will serve as the team’s No. 3 quarterback behind Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub. He will revert back to the team’s practice squad on Monday without having to clear waivers.

Benkert, 25, signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2018. He was waived by the team coming out of the preseason but later re-signed to Atlanta’s practice squad. 

Benkert re-signed with the Falcons on a futures deal for the 2019 season. 

Benkert has yet to appear in a regular-season NFL game. 


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