The Green Bay Packers had two open roster spots after trading two players for draft picks on Tuesday. Running back Tra Carson is getting one of them.
Carson was promoted from the Packers practice squad on Wednesday. He was originally signed to the practice squad on October 9.
Carson is a former undrafted free agent from Texas A&M. He spent all of the 2016 season on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. Carson was on injured reserve throughout 2017. He was on the Bengals active roster for the first two games this year before being waived.
During the preseason, Carson carried 20 times for 77 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also caught six passes for 44 yards.
At this point, Carson is probably nothing more than an emergency option for the Packers. The bulk of the carries should go to Aaron Jones, with Jamaal Williams getting the rest of the running back touches.
Carson had 2,075 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns in three seasons at A&M. Also, he’s from Texarkana, which is where the Bandit began his legendary beer run.
I can see having a third backup who knows zero, yes zero about our offensive schemes. Then again, our offense does seem easy to pick up by defenses, so I guess why the hell not. They better activate Kumerow then or I’ll be wild as will be many fans I feel. Am I wrong?
Kumerow showed competency in the preseason… but who do you legitimately take snaps away from right now, just to elevate him? We’ve got Tae, Cobb, Geronimo, MVS and ESB clearly ahead of him. I don’t think you elevate him to take snaps away from any of those guys.
J’Mon Moore is probably the closest candidate, but even he’s only seen a handful of snaps all season long as the 6th option. Why elevate Kumerow now if he’s not poised to even see the field? I don’t think we need more WR depth at this point. Trevor Davis might be the exception solely for kick/punt returns. I just don’t see where Kumerow gets on the field without some string of injuries justifying it.
I think the smarter move is to sign free agent off the street or elevate another practice squad player just to add depth at either the O-Line/D-Line/LB position instead.