The Green Bay Packers made an interesting move over the weekend, going into their game against the Dallas Cowboys with just one running back active on the 46-man gameday roster. Eddie Lacy was that running back, as James Starks was inactive with an ankle injury, and Lacy himself was limited for much of the game, especially in the second half.
The Packers had to use wide receiver Ty Montgomery as a running back on several occasions in the second half of Sunday’s game. Now, with the news breaking on Monday that Starks will be out for a few weeks with his injury, the Packers have little choice but to add another running back to the 53-man roster.
According to Bill Huber of Packer Report, that player will be Don Jackson, who is currently on the Packers’ practice squad:
Don Jackson will be promoted to the #Packers' active roster, source says. That might be old news. I was building birdhouses with Cub Scouts.— Packer Report (@PackerReport) October 18, 2016
Jackson spent much of the offseason in Green Bay, but was released late in July around the start of training camp. Jackson was then brought back onto the practice squad before week one.
Stay tuned to find out who will be released to make room for Jackson this week, as we will keep a close eye on the transaction wire throughout the week leading up to Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bears.