Packers Place LT David Bakhtiari On PUP List, Six On NFI List

The Green Bay Packers officially placed LT David Bakhtiari on the PUP list Tuesday. 

David Bakhtiari

The Packers also placed DB Henry Black, DE Tipa Galeai, DE Kingsley Keke, DB Kevin King, DB Will Redmond and OLB Za’Darius Smith on the non-football injury list. 

Bakhtiari can be activated from the list at any time and will count against the Packers’ 90-man roster. 

Bakhtiari suffered a season-ending ACL tear towards the end of the 2020 season. 

Bakhtiari, 29, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2013. He was in the final year of his five-year, $53.34 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $10 million for the 2020 season when he agreed to a four-year extension worth up to $105.5 million extension last year. 

Bakhtiari’s contract included a $30 million signing bonus and another $30 million-plus available in March roster bonuses in the first few years of the deal. 

In 2020, Bakhtiari appeared in 12 games for the Packers, making 12 starts for them.

Smith, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Ravens back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year rookie contract before agreeing to a four-year, $66 million contract with the Packers in 2019. 

Smith had two years remaining on his contract and was set to make a base salary of $10.25 million for the 2021 season.

In 2020, Smith appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and recorded 52 tackles, 12.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two recoveries and two passes defended.

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