On Wednesday, the Packers waived RB Jhurell Pressley to free up a roster spot that they’ll use to bolster their depth at another position.
Many speculated that the Packers just claimed Pressely off of waivers to help them prepare for the Vikings in Week 2 but he says that wasn’t the case and he’ll instead re-sign with the team next week, per Chris Tomasson.
This fits with what Ryan Wood mentioned yesterday.
Pressley, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of New Mexico back in May. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out the preseason but was later claimed off of waivers by the Packers.
Pressley had a decent preseason for the Vikings rushing for 80 yards on 28 carries and returned a kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown.
During his four years at the University of New Mexico, Pressley ran for 2,725 yards on 394 carries (6.92 YPC) to go along with 35 touchdowns.