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Packers Are Adding Another Running Back

The Green Bay Packers have claimed running back Jhurell Pressley on waivers from the Minnesota Vikings.

The likely signals the end of Brandon Burks brief stay on the team’s 53-man roster.

Pressley is an undrafted rookie from New Mexico, but he brings something to the Packers we’ve been asking for for a while. That is a change of pace from Eddie Lacy and James Starks.

Pressley is blazing fast. He ran a 4.38 40-yard dash.

Once he knows the offense and if he can pass protect, Pressley could be a great third-down back. He can also return kicks. He took one back 106 yards during the preseason finale against the Rams. He also caught a 28-yard touchdown pass in that game.

The Vikings were interested in signing Pressley to their practice squad. They obviously won’t get that chance, but of course, the Packers will have to make a corresponding roster move now that they have Pressley.

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Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.

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  1. Mike September 4, 2016

    Saw him plenty here at unm. Like this move. The guy can run and should be an asset on returns and screen passes.

    1. Howard September 4, 2016

      Mike how is he in pass protection? Thanks

  2. Big Sleep September 4, 2016

    Straight line speed? Or is he shifty?

  3. PF4L September 4, 2016

    This guy is ripped, obvious PED’s. What say you killer?

  4. Killer September 4, 2016

    I’m so tired of the Packer organization always scooping up former Vikings players…..

    1. Phatgzus September 5, 2016

      ROFLMAO. I get you’re trying to leverly spin this situation, but you’re just drawing attention back to the utter haplessness of the Vikings organization. That was a classic Viking-related fuck up right there, thank you for that.

      1. Phatgzus September 5, 2016

        c*

  5. Killer September 4, 2016

    Mr. Bonham’s last paragraph was incorrect. The Vikings had two total rookie free agent running backs. They liked them both but preferred C.J. Ham who actually outperformed Pressley in the preseason. Vikes usually only keep one RB on the practice squad — if that — and had no interest in having Pressley on a 10-man practice squad.

    In a sense it does not matter that the Vikings did not want him for the practice squad. I mean, they probably would have if they did not have C.J. Ham. What does matter is that Bonham made up that fiction out of thin air and then wrote it down like it was a fact. That is some really bad journalism. As per journalism it does not get much worse than writing fiction as if it is fact. How can anyone trust anything he writes? All the time you have to ask yourself: Is what he is stating as fact possibly true or yet another flight of fantasy?

    1. rebelgb September 5, 2016

      i know with all the young kids going back to school, thereby hindering your ability to beach stalk, you have way too much time on your hand. I also understand that as a Viking fan you have nothing to talk about on your own websites, except how Sam Bradford is NOT the answer at QB and you are looking at yet ANOTHER losing season in Minnesota. But dude, upgrade you World of Warcraft subscription to the Gold package and leave this site to those of us who know football.

      Thanks.

    2. Tucson Packer September 5, 2016

      Gee, your last line there, it’s the same thing I ask myself about every gigantic post you type, on the off chance I have 45 minutes to even read your responses. Especially when you copy and paste them. Talk about being unoriginal…