The Falcons called up quarterback Kurt Benkert from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Saints. They designated him as a COVID-19 replacement.
Benkert will revert to the practice squad Monday.
It marks the first time the Falcons have promoted Benkert to the active roster, but they have used practice squad protections for him eight times this season.
The Falcons signed Benkert as a priority free agent in 2018, giving him a $60,000 signing bonus. He has never appeared in a regular-season game.
Benkert played at East Carolina and Virginia in college.