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Vince Biegel activated off Packers’ PUP list


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Former Wisconsin Badgers standout Vince Biegel will (finally) play in his first NFL game.

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and the organization announced on Friday that Biegel has been activated to the 53-man roster from the reserve/physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

Biegel was drafted with the first selection in the fourth-round of the 2017 NFL Draft after playing in 54 games (40 starts) for Wisconsin and leaving his name in the UW record books. A team captain his senior year, he ended his Badgers career No. 7 in sacks (21.5) and No. 10 in tackles for loss (39.5).

Unfortunate for the Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., native, he was put on the PUP list before the season after missing the “entire offseason program and training camp after undergoing foot surgery.” He returned to the practice field on Oct. 18.

Based on a couple of reports, it appears the 6’3, 246-pound Biegel may receive the most work on special teams come Monday night, when the Packers host former Badgers Rick Wagner and Jared Abbrederis and the Detroit Lions.