Packers elevate practice squad RB ahead of clash with Colts

Zach Kruse
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Eroding depth at running back required the Green Bay Packers to dip into the reserves on the practice squad before Sunday’s showdown with the Indianapolis Colts.

The Packers elevated running back Mike Weber from the practice squad to the gameday roster before traveling to Indianapolis on Saturday.

Matt LaFleur’s offense needs the depth at running back with Tyler Ervin out with an injury and A.J. Dillon still on the COVID-19 reserve list. Dexter Williams is on injured reserve.

Weber, a sixth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2019, signed with the Packers practice squad on Nov. 11. He spent time on the practice squads of the Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs but has not played in a regular-season NFL game.

At Ohio State, Weber rushed for 2,676 yards and 24 touchdowns. He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2016.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Weber ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, hit 33.5″ in the vertical leap and did 22 reps on the bench press.

Weber will be wearing No. 38 on Sunday.

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