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Packers release RB Don Jackson, according to player’s Twitter account

It appears that Green Bay has pared its six-man tailback group down to five less than 48 hours after the draft.

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The Green Bay Packers drafted a trio of running backs on the third day of the 2017 NFL Draft, bringing their total number of tailbacks on the roster up to six as of Saturday evening.

The trio of Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, and Devante Mays join the veterans — Ty Montgomery, Christine Michael, and Don Jackson.

That number was at six at least until Monday morning, however. Today, it appears that the Packers are parting ways with Jackson, at least based on this tweet from Jackson himself:

Jackson was an undrafted free agent signing last season, meaning he had the least amount of capital invested in him by the team and is therefore a victim of a numbers game. The Packers likely would not have enough snaps to divide up among six tailbacks in OTAs or training camp, so letting him loose now is probably a mutual benefit; the Packers get to focus on developing their rookies while Jackson can get a head start on finding a new NFL home.

Jackson rushed 10 times for 32 yards last season in three games.

We wish Jackson the best of luck in his continuing NFL career.