Packers had plane ready if rookie punter's wife went into labor

JK Scott found himself at the crossroads of two major life moments, so the Green Bay Packers stepped in to ensure their rookie kicker could accommodate both if it came to it.

The Packers traveled to Foxborough, Massachusetts, for a Sunday night primetime matchup against the New England Patriots. This while Scott’s wife, Sydney, was experiencing contractions mere days away from her due date of Nov. 14.

The Packers put a plane in place at a nearby airport, according to the team’s website, to get Scott the 1,200 miles back to the west side of the Great Lakes if Sydney did go into labor with the couple’s first child.

General manager Brian Gutekunst used an open spot on the 53-man roster to sign former Los Angeles Chargers punter Drew Kaser before the Saturday final run-through. At the time it was a move that baffled those following the transaction wire since Scott didn’t appear to be injured.

The Packers had room after trading Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Ty Montgomery at the trade deadline Thursday. Kaser got the call Friday morning from the Packers and praised the organization for working to get Scott home if needed.

It was even more appreciated by the 23-year-old Scott.

“It was awesome,” Scott told Packers.com reporter Wes Hodkiewicz. “Brian Gutekunst, he pulled me aside and was talking to me, and really caring about me with this baby and my wife. It was cool they would do that for me. Everything was ready for me if the baby came.”

In the end, the plane wasn’t needed. Baby Scott didn’t arrive over the weekend with dad away, so Scott continued his work and punted five times for a net average 42.0 yards in a 31-17 loss.

Scott said he and Sydney plan to induce this week before the Packers (3-4-1) host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

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FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts during the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 4: New England Patriots' Adrian Clayborn sacks Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers during the fourth quarter. The New England Patriots host the Green Bay Packers in a regular season NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts as he holds his right wrist during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Antonio Morrison #44 of the Green Bay Packers tackles Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Kyle Van Noy #53 of the New England Patriots tackles Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers during the second half at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots signals for a touchdown during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Adrian Clayborn #94 of the New England Patriots celebrates after sacking Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers (not pictured) during the second half at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Jaire Alexander #23 of the Green Bay Packers is assisted by training staff during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots throws the ball during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: James White #28 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Bashaud Breeland #26 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with teammates after breaking up a pass in the end zone during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 4: New England Patriots' Cordarrelle Patterson sails into the end zone with a second quarter five yard rushing touchdown. The New England Patriots host the Green Bay Packers in a regular season NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 4: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) gets a hand from offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, right, as the clock was running down in the New England victory over the Packers. The New England Patriots host the Green Bay Packers in a regular season NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 4: New England Patriots' Julian Edelman cannot hold onto this pass with defensive pressure from the Packers' Jaire Alexander (23) and Blake Martinez during the first quarter. The New England Patriots host the Green Bay Packers in a regular season NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots high fives Brian Hoyer #2 and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers after the Patriots defeated the Packers 31-17 at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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