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We knew that the Packers were going to make a move, after releasing wide receiver/kick returner Jermey Ross last week. Many assumed that Green Bay would add a returner to fill Ross’ spot. Instead, the Packers have decided to sign Michael Hill, a running back from their practice squad.
Hill, a rookie from Missouri Western State, spent the off-season with the San Diego Chargers. The Packers signed him to their practice squad on September 30th following his release from San Diego.
With Hill’s addition, it does raises questions about the status of James Starks, who left week 3′s game against the Bengals with a knee injury. Due to the bye week, the team has not yet provided an update on Stark’s status. Hill’s signing could be a signal that Starks might be unavailable for week 5 and beyond.
To fill Hill’s spot on the practice squad, the Packers signed receiver Reggie Dunn. Dunn, a rookie out of Utah, is most notable for his return abilities. If Starks or another player is placed on IR or released, Dunn would be a key candidate to replace him.
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The Packers made a move today by bringing up running back Michael Hill from the practice squad to the 53 man roster.
The news comes courtesy of SB Nation:
[T]he Packers have elected to sign Michael Hill, a running back from their practice squad.
Hill, a rookie out of Missouri Western State, spent most of the offseason with the San Diego Chargers. The Packers signed...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The roster spot that was opened up last week when the Green Bay Packers released Jeremy Ross has been filled by practice-squad running back Michael Hill.
The Packers promoted Hill rather than signing a free agent. Hill, 24, signed to Green Bay's practice squad on Sept. 2 after he was cut at the end of preseason by the San Diego Chargers.
Hill ran for a Missouri...
James Starks missed his senior year at the University of Buffalo because of injury and has been a regular on injury lists ever since.
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Starks has been in and out of the...
Michael Hill wasn't sure about his football future after his college career ended in the Division II playoffs. The runner-up for the Harlon Hill Trophy and an MVP of a college all-star game now awaits his chance with the Packers.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the fifth time in his career, Green Bay Packers fourth-year running back James Starks is sidelined with an injury. This time, Starks is dealing with a knee injury that he suffered in Week 3, and it's serious enough that he has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.
"James Starks' injury, I would put him in a category...
It doesn't look like the bye week was enough time for injured James Starks to heal his injured knee. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday that he's not expecting Starks back for at least 'a couple of weeks' according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Starks injured his knee early in the third quarter in the Packers Week 3 loss to Cincinnati. It...
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- Packers RB James Starks will miss this week's home against Detroit with an injured knee, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. According to the report, coach...
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Bad news for both Casey Hayward and James Starks as both have already been ruled out for this week's game against the Lions.
Coach Mike McCarthy said that he doesn't know when either will be back. The news comes courtesy of ProFootballTalk:
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that neither cornerback Casey Hayward nor running back James Starks will be in the lineup...
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