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With Grant out, Pack to add at RB

Posted by Chris Brown on September 14, 2010 – 2:09 pm

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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Pack smarting from Wk 1 injuries

Posted by Chris Brown on September 13, 2010 – 12:53 pm

Looks like the Packers will be a bit shorthanded on their defensive line this week.

Already without starting DE Johnny Jolly due to a four game suspension, they’ve also lost DE Justin Harrell for the season with at torn ACL suffered on Sunday.

Head coach Mike McCarthy also declared RB Ryan Grant out for Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. Brandon Jackson will start in his place against the Bills on Sunday.

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Pack RB Grant say ankle not bad

Posted by Chris Brown on September 13, 2010 – 9:30 am

Green Bay RB Ryan Grant, who suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter of the Packers opening week win over Philadelphia said his ankle injury is not serious.

Grant told the Wisconsin State Journal that after the game Sunday.

“I don’t think it’s too major,” said Grant, who returned to the sidelines wearing a protective boot. “We’ll see how it goes. But if you look at my track record, I don’t miss too many games.”

We’ll see where the Packers peg his availability for Sunday’s game against the Bills later this week when the injury report is released.

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