The Green Bay Packers officially announced that they’ve placed RB Jhurell Pressley on waivers Wednesday.
Ryan Wood of PackersNews.com reports that the Packers are expected to waive RB Jhurell Pressley on Wednesday and promote a player from their practice squad.
According to Wood, there are indications that Pressley could be re-signed next week.
Teams tend to make roster moves like this to bolster their depth at a certain position for their upcoming game and then look to bring them back the following week.
The Packers’ practice squad currently consists of:
- WR Geronimo Allison
- LB Carl Bradford
- TE Devon Cajuste
- OLB Reggie Gilbert
- G Blake Muir
- G Lucas Patrick
- DT Brian Price
- WR Herb Waters
- CB Jermaine Whitehead
- RB Don Jackson
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.