Have the Green Bay Packers made another move at running back?
Green Bay has been without Aaron Jones for multiple games due to a sprained MCL. AJ Dillon has taken on the bulk of the carries, but the Packers lack depth at running back.
In the Packers' victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13, Dillon dominated the share of running back touches with 18 carries and one catch compared to just four total touches for Patrick Taylor and James Robinson.
Jones may be back soon, but it makes sense for the Packers to strengthen their depth and ease the pressure on Dillon.
Have the Packers signed free agent Kenyan Drake?
UPDATE: The Packers announced they have signed Kenyan Drake to the practice squad. They have released James Robinson.
Veteran running back Kenyan Drake has hinted that he is signing with the Packers. He posted this image on X (formerly Twitter):
That seems to make it pretty clear.
Drake would be an excellent in-season signing for the Packers. He is a three-down back and offers plenty as a receiver. He would be the perfect complement to AJ Dillon in the backfield, especially if Jones is expected to miss more time.
Drake is a former third-round pick by the Miami Dolphins. He spent four years in Miami, rushing for 1,532 yards and nine touchdowns at 4.6 yards per attempt while catching 116 passes for 936 yards and six scores.
He most recently spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, putting up 571 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns in 2022.
Drake would give the Packers a good complementary option in the backfield and an upgrade on Patrick Taylor and James Robinson. He has been an efficient runner throughout his career, finishing every season with an average of at least four yards per carry.
His potential impact as a pass catcher is particularly exciting. He has 1,655 career receiving yards.
Signing Drake would make Jordan Love's life a little bit easier. It would be a smart move by the Packers.