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Packers release RB Lavon Coleman, ending short run with full 90-man roster

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The Packers’ run with a full 90-man roster lasted less than a full day.

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Once again, the Green Bay Packers’ offseason roster sits below the 90-man limit. On Monday, the team released Lavon Coleman, a second-year running back vying to win a job in the backfield rotation.

Coleman first arrived in Green Bay last October, landing a spot on the Packers’ practice squad after a seven-week stint with the Seattle Seahawks. Coleman remained on the practice squad until Week 16 when the team promoted him to the active roster. Coleman didn’t register a carry, though he appeared in one game. Coleman remained with Green Bay this offseason, participating in rookie minicamp last weekend.

With Coleman off the roster, the Packers’ backfield rotation now consists of Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, Tra Carson, Kapri Bibbs, and the recently drafted Dexter Williams. Fullbacks Dan Vitale and Malcolm Johnson will also compete for roster spots.

On the same day the Packers released Coleman, they announced the additions of former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Chandon Sullivan and undrafted rookie wideout Darrius Shepherd. The team’s roster now stands at 89 total players.