Fitting that on the day Acme Packing Company previews the running back position, the Green Bay Packers bring in some additional competition for training camp. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, the team signed Brandon Ross, an undrafted rookie who spent time earlier this offseason with the Minnesota Vikings.
A 5-foot-10, 201-pound tailback, Ross led the Terrapins in rushing yards (958) and touchdowns (10) last season while posting an impressive 6.5 yards per carry. Though he never heard his name called during the draft this past April, he signed on with Minnesota soon thereafter. That stint lasted all of three weeks, and he remained on the open market until landing with the Packers Wednesday.
Ross joins a crowded backfield that includes Eddie Lacy, James Starks and a handful of former undrafted free agents. By all appearances, Ross' main competition for a roster spot will come from John Crockett, who spent time on the team's 53 last year.
With Ross signed, the Packers' headcount now stands at 89.