Jackson (knee) was released by the Packers on Monday, ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports.
Jackson's release comes after the Packers drafted three running backs Saturday. Signed under emergency circumstances last October, Jackson made three appearances for Green Bay, rushing 10 times for 32 yards.
Jackson (knee) signed his exclusive-rights contract tender with the Packers on Wednesday, ESPN's Jason Wilde reports.
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 talent, and Jackson could thus find himself competing for a roster spot this summer if the team spends a high pick or two at the position in this year's draft.
Jackson (knee) was tendered by the Packers on Tuesday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
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. With 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.
The Packers placed Jackson (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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.
Jackson is listed as inactive Sunday at Tennessee.
With the return of James Starks (knee), the Packers' backfield will be the most intact it's been in weeks. The breakdown of reps between Starks and WR-turned-RB Ty Montgomery remains to be seen, but Jackson is on the outside looking in to touches (let alone active status) moving forward.
Jackson had four carries for 16 yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts.
Jackson had his highest rushing total as a professional -- albeit a modest one -- in Week 9, but he was on the field for just 13 of the Packers' 69 snaps, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, as he worked as the No. 2 running back behind Ty Montgomery. Jackson has had just 10 carries over three games since joining the Packers, and his opportunities could decrease further when James Starks (knee) is ready to return to action, which could be as soon as this week.
Jackson carried the ball four times for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
It's seldom a good sign for the starting running back when a team's top two rushers are the quarterback and fullback - but that's what happened on Sunday. Jackson has averaged just 2.7 yards per carry in limited looks over the past two weeks. His hold on the starting job his tenuous despite the lack of other options. Expect veteran Knile Davis to give Jackson a push for work until James Starks returns.
Jackson will start at running back Sunday in Atlanta, Duke Bobber of the Packers' official site reports.
Jackson was contained to two carries for six yards in his NFL debut, which was precipitated by injuries to both Eddie Lacy (ankle) and James Starks (knee). In the same Thursday night outing versus the Bears, Ty Montgomery led the backfield with nine rushes and also chipped in 10 receptions. However, an illness has forced the Packers to place Montgomery on the inactive list Sunday, paving the way for Jackson to earn the start. Jackson will only have to contend with Knile Davis for carries, but his touches may be limited if the offense employs a pass-heavy approach for the second consecutive game.
Jackson has fared well with the protective glove on his left hand during this week's practices, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "He looked good," head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday. "He's got that contraption that he's dealing with, but I thought he handled the football very well."
Jackson logged another uninhibited session Thursday, which in conjunction with McCarthy's comments is paving the way for active status Sunday in Atlanta. In the current iteration of the Packers' backfield, Jackson is likely behind both Ty Montgomery and Knile Davis, the latter of whom has been cramming in order to become familiar with the playbook. Additionally, McCarthy implied Wednesday that Davis should receive more work in Week 8 than his debut last Thursday, which could put Jackson further behind the eight ball in terms of touches.
Jackson (hand) practiced fully Wednesday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Prior to Wednesday's session, head coach Mike McCarthy told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com that Jackson will have "to go through the half-line drill and the full physical team" Thursday, which will "give us direction on how we proceed Sunday." A full practice to start the week shouldn't be a check mark against the undrafted rookie, but he was partaking with a protective wrap on his left hand with finger holes cut out. If he can prove that ball security won't be an issue, he would be primed to play a part in the Packers' beleaguered backfield. What that role may be is contingent upon Knile Davis' knowledge of the playbook and the precedent Ty Montgomery (illness) set in his featured role from Week 7.
Jackson did not suffer a fractured hand in Thursday's victory over Chicago and could play Sunday if he's able to grip a ball, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
The swelling in Jackson's hand appears to have subsided, and there's a realistic chance he could take the field for Week 8's matchup against Atlanta. Even if he suits up, however, Jackson will have to contend with Ty Montgomery and newcomer Knile Davis for carries. It's also possible the Packers attempt to execute a pass-heavy strategy like they did in Thursday's victory against the Bears -- another factor potentially limiting Jackson's fantasy value.
Jackson did not return to Thursday's game after injuring his left hand during the first half, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
The extent of Jackson's setback is not certain, but he was spotted with ice on his hand during the second half, and his injury was serious enough to prevent him from returning to action. Reports leading up to Thursday's contest tabbed Jackson as the Packers' primary running back in the absence of Eddie Lacy (ankle), but he tallied just two carries before his night was cut short, as the Packers instead turned to receiver Ty Montgomery to handle the bulk of the running back duties. Jackson's status moving forward is uncertain, but with the Packers playing early in Week 7, he will have a few extra days to rest and recover before the next game in Week 8 against the Falcons.
Jackson is questionable to return to Thursday's game after exiting with a hand injury.
Jackson exited in the second quarter of Thursday's game after rushing just twice for a total of six yards. If he's unable to return the newly acquired Knile Davis will be Green Bay's only active running back.
Jackson will be the Packers' starting running back Thursday against the Bears, Mike Spofford of the team's official site reports.
Among the options at the Packers' disposal in the wake of Eddie Lacy's (ankle) placement on injured reserve, Jackson has the most experience in the running back room, despite his presence on the practice squad all season. Meanwhile, Ty Montgomery may also line up in the backfield but will be more of a pass-catching threat than anything. As for Tuesday's trade acquisition Knile Davis, he could be contained to kick returns as he picks up the offense in the coming days and weeks. Jackson is the listed starter, though, allowing him to take aim at a Bears defense that has allowed 112.2 yards from scrimmage per game and five rushing touchdowns to running backs this season.
The Packers promoted Jackson from their practice squad Thursday, Courtney Fallon of NFL Network reports.
A second opinion on Eddie Lacy's left ankle sprain revealed more damage than previously known, necessitating surgery and his placement on injured reserve. The Packers' backfield was already down James Starks due to his recovery from a meniscus tear, creating a void that must be filled in some way, shape, or form. In recent weeks, Ty Montgomery has been utilized as an occasional rusher and pass-catching "back," but his natural position (wide receiver) makes him an unlikely candidate to handle the rigors of running back. Meanwhile, Knile Davis was snatched up via trade from the Chiefs this week, and while he has sporadic experience as a lead RB, he was only introduced to the playbook Tuesday. Rounding out the options Thursday against the Bears is Jackson, who spent the offseason program with the Packers but was cut prior to training camp, only to be signed to the practice squad before the regular season. Some combination of Montgomery, Davis, and Jackson will compose Green Bay's running threat in Week 7, but Jackson could take on more carries than the others as the only running back with more than minimal knowledge of the playbook.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that Jackson will be the Packers' primary running back Thursday against the Bears.
Jackson is not even on the roster yet, but fellow running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) is headed for injured reserve, so Jackson will seemingly be called up to take his place. Jackson has not appeared in an NFL game, but he is the only healthy Packers running back with more than just a few days on the roster, so it appears the team will turn his direction Thursday night. For what it's worth, other reports have indicated that Ty Montgomery and Knile Davis will be the Packers' primary running back Thursday night, so the situation is still fluid.
Jackson and Ty Montgomery saw action at the running back position with the first-team offense during Tuesday's practice, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Jackson remains on the Packers' practice squad for the time being, but with fellow backs Eddie Lacy (ankle) and James Starks (knee) both likely out this week, new ball carrier Knile Davis just a few days into his Packers tenure, and Montgomery not being a true running back, the team may look to Jackson to play a role -- and possibly a key one, based on Tuesday's practice -- in Thursday's matchup with the Bears.
The Packers will likely promote Don Jackson from the practice squad for Thursday's game against the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
A 2016 undrafted free agent, Jackson was cut by the Packers just before training camp and didn't log a single preseason snap. With no professional action to point to, he recorded 520 carries for 2,318 yards in three collegiate seasons at Nevada, good for 4.5 YPC. If the expected move comes to fruition, Jackson will serve as the primary backup running back to Eddie Lacy (ankle) for at least one game and perhaps for the duration of James Starks' recovery from a torn meniscus.
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