Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks has been cited for drug possession.
As first reported by PackersNews.com, the former Wisconsin star was pulled over Sept. 2 but received only a warning for speeding. The potential for charges for possession of marijuana was forwarded to the Outagamie County district attorney’s office for further action. The citation, which carries a fine of $326.50, was filed on Tuesday.
No one was aware that Kendricks had been pulled over until TMZ released the dash cam video from the officer’s patrol car in late November. It included Kendricks admitting he had marijuana in his vehicle, but the officer did not cite him for it on the spot.
“It was a really friendly officer,” Kendricks said of why he wasn’t cited. “She was nice enough to tell me I was going 81 in a 70 (mile per hour zone), and she let me go home. That’s what the video showed.”
Kendricks is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 18, 2018, though he can just pay the fine without appearing. It’s unclear if the citation will result in some sort of discipline from the NFL.
Christine Michael’s time with the Green Bay Packers will last longer than six games.
ESPN is reporting that the running back has re-signed with the team after visiting them on Wednesday.
Michael was claimed off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks midway through the 2016 season, and went on to carry the ball 31 times for 1144 yards and one touchdown in six games for the Packers, including 45 yards in a win over the Chicago Bears.
Bringing Michael back gives Green Bay three running backs on their roster, as he joins converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery and undrafted free agent Don Jackson in the team’s backfield.
ESPN’s Field Yates also reported that tackle Byron Bell visited Green Bay on Wednesday, while ESPN’s Rob Demovsky tweeted that the team would be hosting defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois.
Bell was on the Tennessee Titans injured reserve all of 2016 after sustaining an ankle injury. Prior to that, though, he had started 72 of 78 possible games between the Titans and Carolina Panthers.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson continues to surprise, signing former Los Angeles Rams tight end Lance Kendricks Saturday afternoon.
The signing was reported by Rob Demovsky and Adam Schefter, per unnamed sources. It was also noted that Kendricks has been working out with Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, and David Bakhtiari this offseason in southern California.
Kendricks was drafted 47th overall by the Rams in 2011 out of Wisconsin, logging 50 catches for 499 yards and two touchdowns in 2016.