The Packers brought in a new running back on Tuesday when they acquired Knile Davis in a trade with the Chiefs and their need for healthy bodies in the backfield will be illustrated on the team’s practice report.
Coach Mike McCarthy said that Eddie Lacy will not practice because of the ankle injury he’s been dealing with for the last couple of weeks. McCarthy said that Lacy, who played 31 snaps and ran 17 times last Sunday, is “very sore” with the team’s game against the Bears a couple of days away.
James Starks is out after having knee surgery, leaving Davis as the only healthy tailback in town. It’s unclear if he’ll be in the lineup at this point.
“Until we get going, the goal is to get him ready for practice today, and then we’ll take it from there,” McCarthy said, via the team’s website. “It’s part of the NFL landscape, and it’s obviously a big challenge when you’re on a short week. But he’s definitely a talented young player.”
McCarthy also said that practice squad back Don Jackson will get some reps to make sure he’s ready if called on come Thursday.