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Packers Waive RB Jhurell Pressley

Update:

The Green Bay Packers officially announced that they’ve placed RB Jhurell Pressley on waivers Wednesday.

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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:

  1. WR Geronimo Allison 
  2. LB Carl Bradford 
  3. TE Devon Cajuste 
  4. OLB Reggie Gilbert 
  5. G Blake Muir 
  6. G Lucas Patrick 
  7. DT Brian Price
  8. WR Herb Waters 
  9. CB Jermaine Whitehead
  10. 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.