Seventh-round pick Grant DuBose and undrafted free agent Camren McDonald will both begin training camp on the non-football injury (NFI) list for the Green Bay Packers.
The pair were part of a six-player transaction for the Packers on Friday, the first day of camp reporting for rookies, injured players and quarterbacks. Rashan Gary, Eric Stokes, Jake Hanson and Jeff Cotton were placed on the physically unable to participate (PUP) list, while DuBose and McDonald landed on the NFI list.
DuBose, a receiver from Charlotte, and McDonald, a tight end from Florida State, both suffered injuries away from an NFL practice and were eligible for placement on the non-football injury list. Both rookies remain on the 90-man roster and can be activated at any time.
The Packers made DuBose the 256th overall pick. He missed the entire offseason workout program with an unspecified injury. McDonald suffered an injury while working out during Florida State’s pro day, although it’s uncertain if that issue is the one keeping him out of action now.
DuBose will attempt to make the roster as a backup wide receiver. McDonald fits the profile of a tight end in Matt LaFleur’s offense.
Any missed time for the rookies, especially after the injuries affected the offseason workout program, will impact their ability to make the 53-man roster during training camp.
Story originally appeared on Packers Wire