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Packers promote a running back from practice squad

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The Packers had a bye last week, which means that we haven’t seen them since they lost 38-34 to the Bengals in Week Three.

When last we left them, you might recall that they were down to one healthy running back after injuries to Eddie Lacy, James Starks and John Kuhn. We haven’t gotten any updates about their condition yet this week, although Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Lacy did practice in some fashion on Monday, but the Packers have made a move to ensure that they have at least two backs in the lineup when they host the Lions on Sunday.

The team announced that they have promoted running back Michael Hill from the practice squad. Hill, an undrafted free agent who played at Missouri Western in college, spent training camp and the preseason with the Chargers, but didn’t make the final cut and wound up signing on the Packers practice squad early this month.

Lacy is recovering from a concussion and Kuhn has a hamstring injury, which led to both men missing the game against the Bengals. Starks exited with a knee injury, leaving the running back job to Johnathan Franklin. Franklin ran well, but his fourth quarter fumble was costly as the Bengals returned it for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown.

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51 Responses to “Packers promote a running back from practice squad”
  1. muskyhunter2542 says: Sep 30, 2013 4:55 PM

    I dont see why The Packers wont have all hands on deck for this one.

  2. Kelly's Chronicles says: Sep 30, 2013 5:00 PM

    “Next man up”

    It’s the Green Bay Packer way!

  3. trollsetter says: Sep 30, 2013 5:07 PM

    Does he like cheeseburgers too?

  4. gpack22 says: Sep 30, 2013 5:15 PM

    Starks will be in his usual spot on the Inactive List for the next few weeks with a knee injury. It’s like an annual broken record.

  5. wmelch says: Sep 30, 2013 5:22 PM

    What was the score of that game again?

  6. PowerMad says: Sep 30, 2013 5:29 PM

    Packers haven’t had a game-changing running back since Paul Hornung got banned from pro football for an entire year for gambling on the game. Dorsey Levens you say? Let’s just say he’s no Frank Gore. When will the Pack get AR some help? He’s not good enough to cover up for a lackluster running like Peyton Manning.

    Pack=Last

  7. hodag54501 says: Sep 30, 2013 5:31 PM

    I’m surprised Ted Thompson signed this guy instead of some guy working at a car wash in Moab, Utah. That’s closer to his modus operandi.

  8. sc5000 says: Sep 30, 2013 5:43 PM

    The packers dont want to run anyways.

  9. wrdtoyrmama says: Sep 30, 2013 5:46 PM

    Its also been mentioned that Franklin has a foot issue. So it could be Lacy/Hill next Sunday.

  10. ninefingers9 says: Sep 30, 2013 5:48 PM

    The Packers are done!

  11. obsessedvikingfan says: Sep 30, 2013 5:55 PM

    According to Tokyo or Sandblaster (same person anyways) The Packers have the best running game in the North. At least Yards per carry.

    Why do they need to sign another running back?

  12. obsessedvikingfan says: Sep 30, 2013 6:00 PM

    Or maybe it was Filthy McDonalds who said that.

    I think they are all the same person anyways with different usernames.

  13. hatesycophants says: Sep 30, 2013 6:02 PM

    Sounds like Fatty McButterpants is still suffering from post concussion syndrome. Good luck with that!

  14. allday28mvpmvp says: Sep 30, 2013 6:20 PM

    Wow sure getting desperate over in GB

  15. beerbratscheese says: Sep 30, 2013 6:28 PM

    I’m guessing all the RBs are completely healthy. It’s just that they are probably anticipating Suh taking a couple out with his patented cheap shots.

  16. tutamus says: Sep 30, 2013 6:33 PM

    Ahhh the Vikings trolls…. Glad you have enough confidence to show your faces again after a narrow victory over a completely defeated team.

    Welcome back!

  17. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 30, 2013 6:36 PM

    obsessedvikingfan says:Sep 30, 2013 5:55 PM

    According to Tokyo or Sandblaster (same person anyways) The Packers have the best running game in the North. At least Yards per carry.
    ______

    I think his name is tokyosandblaster, so yes, Tokyo and Sandblaster just might be the same person.

  18. pushn50 says: Sep 30, 2013 6:40 PM

    Just like Viking fans – they win one game and suddenly their back online, popping off like a bunch of world beaters.

    Same story every year with these hopeless clowns!

  19. squared80 says: Sep 30, 2013 6:50 PM

    Remember how John Kuhn was voted as one of the Top 100 best players in the NFL? Must have been a bunch of racist, white redneck Wisconsin voters in that poll.

  20. contra74isloosbuthole says: Sep 30, 2013 6:50 PM

    Vikings fans are hilarious. Win one game and the talk starts back up. Everyone knows who this division belongs to and that is Rodgers and the Packers. Even all the analysts know in the end the Packers will get hot and win the division like always.

  21. aldante66 says: Sep 30, 2013 6:58 PM

    I got the Lions by 25. It won’t be pretty and it won’t be close. Made one error I had the Pack at 0-5 for the first five games. After the Detroit game they will be 1-3 with one game to go. So much for me knowing anything.

  22. purpwalk says: Sep 30, 2013 7:02 PM

    if you can run, wouldn’t you run FROM gb?

  23. 1zxcvbnm says: Sep 30, 2013 7:19 PM

    Packers did not lose to Cin 38-34. It was 34-30. Not a big deal, but getting the score right should have been easy.

  24. wafflestomp says: Sep 30, 2013 7:31 PM

    tutamus says: Sep 30, 2013 6:33 PM

    Ahhh the Vikings trolls…. Glad you have enough confidence to show your faces again after a narrow victory over a completely defeated team.

    Welcome back!
    ————————————————————————————

    The Viking fans always make me laugh.
    Thanks for the smile, trolls.

  25. manofwaffles says: Sep 30, 2013 7:44 PM

    tokyosandblaster? I remember him back in the good ol’ days on the ESPN forums. So this is where he has gone to.

  26. beerbratscheese says: Sep 30, 2013 7:58 PM

    aldante66 says:
    Sep 30, 2013 6:58 PM
    I got the Lions by 25. It won’t be pretty and it won’t be close. Made one error I had the Pack at 0-5 for the first five games.
    ====================================

    Interesting prediction. Here’s mine. Aldante66 will be spending next week offline rather than man up and face ridicule for being dead wrong in his prediction.

  27. publicteamforever says: Sep 30, 2013 8:10 PM

    It would be nice to know what happened to Pease, who was cut in the final 53.

  28. rikker12 says: Sep 30, 2013 8:44 PM

    The Lions haven’t won at GB since 1991…

  29. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 30, 2013 9:09 PM

    Love it. The Vikings beat one of the worst teams in the NFL and their fans come flooding back.

    Remember when the dog shot the minnesotan?

    How bad is it when the most loyal of animals tries to shoot you?

    Beyond that, it’s clear to everyone outside of Purple Pansy land that Adrian Peterson is just an average back. Without Jerome Felton, he was mediocre.

  30. obsessedvikingfan says: Sep 30, 2013 9:35 PM

    I never do post a lot but I never left. I know our team isn’t great. But I support them either way. Unlike other fan bases.

    You know the ones who sell their bleacher seats for a profit and only have them to say they have season tickets.

  31. gtodriver says: Sep 30, 2013 9:42 PM

    tutamus says: Sep 30, 2013 6:33 PM

    Ahhh the Vikings trolls…. Glad you have enough confidence to show your faces again after a narrow victory over a completely defeated team.

    pushn50 says: Sep 30, 2013 6:40 PM

    Just like Viking fans – they win one game and suddenly their back online, popping off like a bunch of world beaters.
    _______________

    Earth to the uniformed (as most Packer fans are) – the Packers have only won a single game too.

    At least the Vikings have lost to teams with winning records – unlike the Packers who haven’t even played a game against a team that currently has a winning record.

    contra74isloosbuthole says: Sep 30, 2013 6:50 PM

    Vikings fans are hilarious. Win one game and the talk starts back up. Everyone knows who this division belongs to and that is Rodgers and the Packers. Even all the analysts know in the end the Packers will get hot and win the division like always.
    ________________________

    “like always”????

    The Packers have only won the division twice in the last 5 years – the same number as the Vikings. The other year the Bears won the division.

    Always doesn’t equal 40% of recent history.

    And if we go back to the beginning of divisional championships – the Packers aren’t even close to the lead.

    Packers have 11 divisional titles.

    The Vikings have 18, the Bears 10, the Lions 4 and the Bucs (former member of the NFC Central) 1.

    44 divisional titles – the Packers have only 25% of them.

    The Packers have never won more than 3 divisional titles in a row.

    The Vikings won 4 in a row and then backed that up with another 6 in a row after a 1 year hiatus.

    The lack of basic football knowledge by fans of the green and gold is epic….

  32. filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 30, 2013 10:00 PM

    Adrian Peterson is pretty good. But he’s no Johnathan Franklin.

  33. nflgerry says: Sep 30, 2013 10:32 PM

    The Packers can’t afford to sign a RB. They need to bank everything they can on their $100+ million ego trip that owns a 5-24 record when not leading in the 4th and 5-18 when the game is close.

    Ahhh… But Driver and Jennings are gone. Their down to just a couple of decent receivers. How will they be able to put Rodgers on a pedestal with only a few good receivers? Do they expect him to do it on his own talent?

  34. nflgerry says: Sep 30, 2013 10:33 PM

    The Packers can’t afford to sign a RB. They need to bank everything they can on their $100+ million ego trip that owns a 5-24 record when not leading in the 4th and 5-18 when the game is close.

    Ahhh… But Driver and Jennings are gone. They’re down to just a couple of decent receivers. How will they be able to put Rodgers on a pedestal with only a few good receivers? Do they expect him to do it on his own talent?

    (corrected)

  35. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 30, 2013 11:01 PM

    Oh, look. It’s GTO cherrypicking stats for his argument.

    I can do that, too.

    Since the inception of the current division, who has won it most?

    In the 11 years of it’s existence, the Packers have won it 6 Times. That’s more than half, for you Minnesotans, who seem to have a lack of ANY knowledge.

  36. hansenbrothers says: Oct 1, 2013 7:51 AM

    This is frustrating. Draft a ton of rbs, and you still end up with practice squad players on your roster.

  37. gtodriver says: Oct 1, 2013 9:20 AM

    6 is still far short of “always” for those educationally challenged folks that are fans of the green and gold.

    4 of those 6 titles were earned by Brett Favre – who managed to win 3 in a row.

    Since TT kicked him out of GB – the Packers have only won 2 total.

    If it wasn’t for Brett – the Packers would only have 4 NFC North/Central Championships since the inception of divisional play – the same as the Lions….

  38. nflgerry says: Oct 1, 2013 12:30 PM

    Favre also won a title in MN. So TT demonized the guy that owns nearly half of the north titles and wasn’t even in the division for a few of those years.

  39. teamnorsecore says: Oct 1, 2013 3:00 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 30, 2013 11:01 PM
    Oh, look. It’s GTO cherrypicking stats for his argument.

    I can do that, too.

    Since the inception of the current division, who has won it most?

    In the 11 years of it’s existence, the Packers have won it 6 Times. That’s more than half, for you Minnesotans, who seem to have a lack of ANY knowledge.
    ………….
    Why are you stopping a the “inception of the current division”? Come on, you LOVE bringing up the past!!! Who has won the division the most since its overall inception…..TELL US?!?!?

  40. thep1553doff1 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:18 PM

    packers getting beat up like a bunch of little girls…again. Maybe a little corner visit from Codeine Jolly can help you play through the pain of a man’s game….

  41. thep1553doff1 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:19 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 30, 2013 11:01 PM
    Oh, look. It’s GTO cherrypicking stats for his argument.

    I can do that, too.

    Since the inception of the current division, who has won it most?

    In the 11 years of it’s existence, the Packers have won it 6 Times. That’s more than half, for you Minnesotans, who seem to have a lack of ANY knowledge.

    ————————————————–
    Hahaha! You still have as many wins as the Vikings! AHAHAHA!

  42. thep1553doff1 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:21 PM

    contra74isloosbuthole says:
    Sep 30, 2013 6:50 PM
    Vikings fans are hilarious. Win one game and the talk starts back up. Everyone knows who this division belongs to and that is Rodgers and the Packers. Even all the analysts know in the end the Packers will get hot and win the division like always.
    —————————————————-
    You have a single win on the season….Detroit has this division. And then Chicago is second.

  43. whatjusthapped says: Oct 1, 2013 7:23 PM

    I don’t get the banter about winning a division, big deal. Let’s get skip right to winning the Superbowl. Packers have won 4 and the Vikings have lost all 4 they appeared in, over 30 years ago.

    See how simple it is?

  44. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 1, 2013 8:51 PM

    I swear Minnesota fans can only remember back to the last time they mated with family.

    The Packers were third in the division last year, too. They turned it on after their difficult schedule. They’ll do it again.

    What’s great is that Minnesota will win maybe 4 games, and then you’ll all claim Super Bowl again next offseason.

  45. axespray says: Oct 1, 2013 11:16 PM

    lol – lionz 4 life yo – we beat (squeaked by) the crappy cardinals, god awful vikings – overrated bears… we’re fo’ realz this year yo! ka-durrh!?

  46. teamnorsecore says: Oct 1, 2013 11:53 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 1, 2013 8:51 PM
    I swear Minnesota fans can only remember back to the last time they mated with family.

    The Packers were third in the division last year, too. They turned it on after their difficult schedule. They’ll do it again.

    What’s great is that Minnesota will win maybe 4 games, and then you’ll all claim Super Bowl again next offseason.
    …………
    Why are you avoiding my above question and deciding to go with your childish “inbreeding” jokes AGAIN? Have the PAck had a difficult schedule this year too….is that the excuse?

  47. jhein23 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:09 AM

    The Packers were 1-2 at this point last season too. And I honestly thought they looked much worse last year at this time, my expectations were very low. This year they lost at SF and at CIN in tight high scoring games.

    Looking at the remaining schedule I don’t see many games as difficult as those 2. Perhaps at CHI, at DALL, at BAL, maybe at DET.

    The Vikings secondary looks worse than ever this year so I see Aaron tearing them up. With Jolly back the Packers are playing the run much better so I don’t see two 200 yard games from AP which is what it takes for Vikings to stay in game with Pack.

  48. peterawrhatred says: Oct 2, 2013 7:23 AM

    Sep 30, 2013 10:32 PM
    The Packers can’t afford to sign a RB. They need to bank everything they can on their $100+ million ego trip that owns a 5-24 record when not leading in the 4th and 5-18 when the game is close.

    Ahhh… But Driver and Jennings are gone. Their down to just a couple of decent receivers. How will they be able to put Rodgers on a pedestal with only a few good receivers? Do they expect him to do it on his own talent?

    —————————–

    If Jennings was so good how come the Vikings are a worse team than they were last season with him in the team?

  49. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 2, 2013 10:19 AM

    Norsebaby,

    I did answer the question, and then you asked the same question.

    Since the INCEPTION of the NFC North, the Packers have won it 6 times. It’s been around for 11 years. That’s more than half.

    Man, I just can’t spell it out anymore for you.

    Also, you’re getting upset that I cherrypicked stats, when I SAID I WAS CHERRYPICKING STATS, just like a viking fan was. He didn’t take any reasonable time period, just any time period that favored his argument. Which is what I did, to make him (and you) mad.

    #winning.

  50. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 2, 2013 3:56 PM

    Packer fans or any other NFL royalty should not stoop to arguing about trivial minutia like division titles. Successful teams win championships. Period.

    Viking fans and their hapless tasteless team are pathetic, so that kind of stuff is important to them, and to other NFL peasants.

  51. teamnorsecore says: Oct 2, 2013 3:56 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 2, 2013 10:19 AM
    Norsebaby,

    I did answer the question, and then you asked the same question.

    Since the INCEPTION of the NFC North, the Packers have won it 6 times. It’s been around for 11 years. That’s more than half.

    Man, I just can’t spell it out anymore for you.

    Also, you’re getting upset that I cherrypicked stats, when I SAID I WAS CHERRYPICKING STATS, just like a viking fan was. He didn’t take any reasonable time period, just any time period that favored his argument. Which is what I did, to make him (and you) mad.

    #winning.
    ……………
    So you refuse to say what team has won the division the most since it was formed in 1967, instead deciding to only to go back 11 years, yet you have no problem BRAGGING about Packer *”championships” going back to the 1920s. Cherrypicking is right. Why am I not surprised…..must be those 12 sports sites a day eh?

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