GREEN BAY, Wis. — After drafting three running backs in the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers have released Don Jackson and plan to do the same with Christine Michael.
Citing league sources, ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Michael’s time in Green Bay is limited. Injuries forced the Packers to claim Michael on waivers midway through the 2016 season, rushing for just one touchdown in the six games he played in. Green Bay found more success running the football when they converted receiver Ty Montgomery to a full-time running back.
Green Bay is down to four running backs on roster (including Montgomery) after drafting Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, and Devante Mays.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The hand injury suffered by Packers running back Don Jackson isn’t a serious one, with X-rays coming back negative Wednesday morning.
Ian Rapoport was the first to report the news, meaning Jackson could be available Sunday afternoon when the Packers visit the Falcons. The swelling has gone down, but the deciding factor on Jackson’s status remains his grip strength.
Jakcson suffered the injury two plays into his debut against the Bears Thursday night. After the game, Jackson said he might have been able to return to the field, but said “ball security was the No. 1 thing at that point. No coach or myself would want me to turn over the ball. I tried to wrap it up, to club it, couldn’t really have my ball security straight, so we said we’re just going to sit it out.”
Jackson was called up from the practice squad last Tuesday after the team learned Eddie Lacy was heading for injured reserve and James Starks would continue to miss time.