Brandon Jackson Must Step Up For Packers in Ryan Grant’s Absence
The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday that running back Ryan Grant will be placed on IR, ending his season after he suffered ligament damage in his ankle in Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s a staggering blow to one of the best offenses in the NFC, and to make things worse the Packers only had two running backs on their roster to begin the season. However, the show must go on and the Packers will move forward without No. 25 in the backfield.
The first matter of business was replacing Grant on the roster, and the Packers did so by signing undrafted rookie Dimitri Nance from the Falcons’ practice squad. As a senior at Arizona State, Nance rushed for 795 yards and tallied six touchdowns. He will spell new starter Brandon Jackson and is, for the time being, a short-term resolution in the backfield.
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