Jackson (knee) was released by the Packers on Monday, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.
Jackson's release comes after the Packers drafted three running backs on Saturday. Signed under emergency circumstances last October, Jackson made three appearances for Green Bay, rushing 10 times for 32 yards.
By officially putting pen to paper Wednesday, Jackson joins a shallow running back corps comprised of only Ty Montgomery (ribs) and Christine Michael. However, the Packers likely aren't done adding more talent and Jackson could find himself competing for a roster spot this summer if the team spends a high pick or two on runners from this year's draft class.
An undrafted running back out of Nevada, Jackson joined the Packers in October after being called up from their practice squad. He ended up taking part in three games, including one start, carrying the ball 10 times for 32 yards before having his season cut short with an injury. After this deal, the Packers will be able to match any offer given to Jackson during free agency, so if all goes as expected, he'll be with the Packers come training camp. He'll have to compete with multiple other backs for a spot on the final roster.
Jackson was placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to a knee injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jackson sustained the ailment in practice Wednesday, precipitating the decision to make a claim for Christine Michael off waivers from the Seahawks. With Jackson out of the picture, the Packers will trot out a backfield consisting of Ty Montgomery, James Starks, and Michael moving forward.
Green Bay's backfield is suddenly flush with healthy bodies. After missing four games, Starks returned Sunday and led the team with seven carries for 33 yards. Hurting Jackson's prospects further was the successful claim of Christine Michael off waivers Wednesday. In reality, Jackson is dealing with an unknown injury, and his placement on IR won't allow for a return this season.
|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|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||3||1||10||32||3.2||7||0||0||1|
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