After losing Kylin Hill, the Packers sign a former Jaguars running back.
Following rookie Kylin Hill’s season-ending ACL injury, the Green Bay Packers have acquired another running back to their roster.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst added former Jacksonville Jaguars backup Ryquell Armstead and defensive lineman Auzoyah Alufohai to the team’s 16-man practice squad on Wednesday, November 3. Anderson, a fifth-round pick in 2019, had been in Green Bay for a workout two days prior.
Both starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and backup cornerback Isaac Yiadom have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, according to the Packers. Rodgers was in COVID-19 procedure and would be out for Week 9’s home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Matt LaFleur, but Yiadom was a surprise inclusion to the reserve list.
Due to the league’s COVID-19 protocol, the Packers are currently without Rodgers, Yiadom, third-string quarterback Kurt Benkert, star wide receiver Davante Adams, and defensive coordinator Joe Barry; however, LaFleur stated that the team was “hoping” that both Adams and Barry would be able to rejoin the team on Thursday, November 4.
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Before the COVID-19 issues, Anderson had shown promise.
After failing to make things work with three other clubs in the last six months, Anderson has a lot to show with the Packers. It’s worth remembering that if it weren’t for his coronavirus issues during the 2020 season, he might still be with the Jaguars.
In a limited role behind Leonard Fournette, Anderson showed promise as a rusher and a pass-catcher in his first season in Jacksonville, gaining 3.1 rushing yards on 35 carries and collecting 14 of his 24 receptions for 144 yards and two scores. With Fournette on his way out, it was expected Anderson would have a decent shot at taking over the starting job in his second season, but he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list twice before the season and had such a bad case of the virus that he never played a snap in 2020.
Anderson is thought to be free of all of those health difficulties at this point, however… Nokia News – Quick Recap