With Green Bay losing starting RB Ryan Grant possibly for the season, with torn ligaments in his ankle that will require surgery, the Packers are expected to sign a practice squad running back off an NFC team roster.
According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers are going to sign RB Dimitri Nance to replace Grant on the roster. Nance (5’11” 211) is an undrafted rookie out of Arizona State that was signed by the Atlanta Falcons. The club put him on their practice squad after final cuts.
Nance has reportedly agreed to sign with Green Bay and the signing could be announced later today. The only peculiar thing is why the Packers did not promote RB James Johnson from their own practice squad.
Former UB RB James Starks, who was drafted by the Packers, is on Reserve/PUP and is not eligible to practice until Week 7 at the earliest. Brandon Jackson will start at RB against the Bills for Green Bay on Sunday.
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