Crockett (shoulder) is an unrestricted free agent after not receiving a free agent tender from the Packers, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Crockett spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve due to his shoulder injury. He has only nine career rushing attempts and isn't likely to have much of a role with any team in 2017.
The move leaves Brandon Burks and Brandon Ross as the team's depth RB options behind Eddie Lacy and James Starks, though it's possible the team will add backfield help in the coming days, in the wake of Crockett's placement on IR.
Crockett (shoulder) is not expected to be ready for Week 1, ESPN.com reports.
Expected to open the season as Green Bay's No. 3 running back, Crockett may instead land on injured reserve. Undrafted rookie Brandon Burks is the obvious roster replacement, though he probably can't match Crockett's expected contribution on special teams.
Prior to his early exit, Crockett operated as the clear No. 3 running back, taking 13 carries for 46 yards while playing ahead of Brandon Burks and Brandon Ross. The 2015 UDFA should still have a spot on the team, but if he isn't ready for Week 1, the
Crockett ran six times for 26 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 27 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Crockett was quiet in the Packers' first preseason game, but he made far more of an impact during Thursday's contest, topping 50 total yards and finding paydirt. He entered training camp third on the depth chart at the running back position and remains in that spot with two preseason games to go.
|P2||8/19/17||@ WAS||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ DEN||9:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ ATL||8:30 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/12/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
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