This comes after the news that RB Eddie Lacy is being placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. Green Bay is also without RB James Starks, who is likely to miss around four weeks following knee surgery.
Jackson, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada. Green Bay waived him in July but later signed him to their practice squad at the start of the season.
During his college career, Jackson ran for 2,368 yards on 527 carries (4.5 YPC) to go along with 23 receptions for 268 yards receiving and 21 total touchdowns over the course of 35 carries.