Until Kapri Bibbs finds meaningful playing time with the Packers this fall, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
The Packers cut Bibbs on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Bibbs caught on with Green Bay at the end of last season and took four touches for 15 yards Week 17. He proved himself competent on passing downs during his time in Washington, so he should find a chance to compete for a roster spot with another team this summer. The Packers are left with Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, Dexter Williams and Tra Carson (ribs) in their backfield, apparently prioritizing depth at other positions. They do have a 231-pound fullback, Malcolm Johnson, who played wide receiver and tight end in college.
Bibbs had one carry for two yards and three receptions for 13 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Bibbs saw action for the first time as a Packer and, with Aaron Jones (knee) out, worked as the backup behind Jamaal Williams. Bibbs suited up for two games with the Packers and 10 with the Redskins in 2018, and finished with 21 carries for the second year in a row. It remains to be seen if he will be back with the Packers in 2019, but if he is, he will compete for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind Jones and Williams.
Bibbs was claimed off waivers by the Packers on Monday. Bibbs was waived by the Redskins over the weekend and didn't have to wait long before joining a new team. The 25-year-old could quickly find himself as the No. 2 running back behind Jamaal Williams as starter Aaron Jones is nursing an MCL injury, though the severity of the issue has yet to be disclosed. Bibbs had 20 carries for 101 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games before parting ways with Washington.
Bibbs was released by the Redskins on Saturday. It's a bit of a surprise to see the Redskins jettison Bibbs, but the move likely indicates Chris Thompson is finally healthy after missing multiple weeks earlier in the year with a ribs injury. The move also opens the door for unheralded third-year running Byron Marshall to see some time in the event Thompson is unable to handle his usual workload.
Bibbs (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Giants, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. Bibbs is in street clothes for the first time since his promotion to the 53-man roster on Sept. 22, the best indication the Redskins are confident Chris Thompson is back to full health. As long as Thompson and Adrian Peterson are game-ready, Bibbs likely will be a healthy scratch on gameday.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
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|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||23.78|
|9||11/03||@Los Angeles Chargers||24||20.00|
|12||11/24||@San Francisco 49ers||20||19.00|
|13||12/01||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
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