Boy, were we all fired up when the Green Bay Packers signed Jhurell Pressley. Pretty sure every one of us said, “The Packers finally have that change-of-pace speed back they’ve needed for years.”
Pressley didn’t play in week 1 after the Packers claimed him off waivers from the Vikings. We were getting excited for his debut, though. Surely, an astute offensive coach like Mike McCarthy would find a way to work the speedster into the lineup!
Nope. Not Buffoon!
McCarthy will do no such thing and Pressley’s Packers debut will never happen.
The Packers released him on Wednesday.
I mean, what could you possibly want with a speed demon who can catch passes out of the backfield and return kicks!? Pressley scored a touchdown in both fashions in the Vikings’ preseason finale.
Plodders like Eddie Lacy and James Starks are all we need!
Maybe the Packers just signed Pressley to pump him for information on the Vikings. That still seems like a waste.
The team announced no corresponding roster move, so there’s currently an open spot on the 53.