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'Packers elevate Corey Ballentine and Kiondre Thomas for Week 4 vs. Lions'

The Green Bay Packers have elevated cornerbacks Corey Ballentine and Kiondre Thomas to the gameday roster for Week 4. This move was made due to injuries in the cornerback position. Ballentine had a strong performance in Week 3.

The Green Bay Packers have made a significant roster move for Week 4, elevating cornerbacks Corey Ballentine and Kiondre Thomas from the practice squad to the gameday roster. This decision, announced on Thursday, means that Ballentine and Thomas will be available to play in the Packers' upcoming game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.

For Ballentine, this is the second time he has been elevated to the gameday roster, while it is Thomas' first time. Ballentine previously received the opportunity to play in Week 3 against the Saints.

The decision to elevate these players is a response to the team's injury situation at cornerback. Jaire Alexander is currently dealing with a back injury and is unlikely to play against the Lions. Additionally, rookie Carrington Valentine has a biceps injury and is questionable for the game.

In the previous week, Ballentine played a significant role on special teams, participating in 18 snaps across five different phases. He also saw playing time on defense, being on the field for 30 snaps. Ballentine was called upon to step up after Valentine's injury in the first half. Although he allowed four catches, he made a crucial pass breakup on third down in the second half against the Saints.

As for Thomas, this could potentially be his first regular season appearance for the Packers. While he played in four games for the Chargers in 2021, he has yet to see the field for the Packers in a regular season game, despite spending most of the last two seasons on the practice squad.

It is worth noting that no roster move was made for running back Patrick Taylor, who had been elevated for the first three weeks. Taylor has reached his limit for elevations and would need to be signed to the 53-man roster in order to play for the Packers again this season.

Each team is allowed to elevate up to two players from the practice squad each week. However, an individual player can only be elevated from the practice squad three times per season. This means that Ballentine has one more elevation available for the rest of the season, while Thomas has two. After the game on Friday, both players will revert back to the practice squad.

To summarize the elevations for the Packers in the first four weeks:

Week 1: RB Patrick Taylor, DB Innis Gaines

Week 2: RB Patrick Taylor, DB Innis Gaines

Week 3: RB Patrick Taylor, CB Corey Ballentine

Week 4: CB Corey Ballentine, CB Kiondre Thomas

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