The Green Bay Packers announced on Monday that running back Michael Hill was signed off of the team’s practice squad and to the 53-man roster. Hill fills the roster spot that was vacated when the Packers released receiver/kick returner Jeremy Ross following the team’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hill spent most of this year’s training camp with the San Diego Chargers and was signed to the Packers practice squad after he was released.
Hill’s spot on the practice squad was filled by wide receiver/kick return specialist Reggie Dunn. Dunn is an undrafted rookie who reportedly ran a 4.24, 40 at his University of Utah Pro Day back in March. As a kick returner, Dunn excelled. He returned four of his 10 run backs for touchdowns and averaging just over 50 yards per return last season.
With Hill’s promotion and Dunn’s immediate signing to the practice squad to fill that spot, questions have surfaced as to which of the Packers’ injured running backs may be missing more time.
Eddie Lacy sat out the game in Cincinnati recovering from a concussion he suffered the week prior against the Washington Redskins. Fullback John Kuhn also missed this last game with a hamstring injury. During the game against the Bengals, James Starks hurt his knee in the first half and did not return. Starks was replaced by rookie Johnathan Franklin, who suffered a foot injury, but did return to action.