The Green Bay Packers needed to make a running back move after losing Aaron Jones and Emanuel Wilson to injury in the Week 11 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
While Jones's injury isn't a long-term concern, according to head coach Matt LaFleur, he could still miss time.
The Packers were left with AJ Dillon as their only available running back following the injuries. With a quick turnaround between games, Green Bay has brought back a player who knows LaFleur's system.
Packers re-sign running back James Robinson to practice squad
According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, the Packers are signing free-agent running back James Robinson to the practice squad.
Robinson has already spent time on Green Bay's practice squad this season. The Packers released him earlier this month. It's a no-brainer signing. Robinson was still available and has some familiarity with the offense.
Robinson is on the practice squad, but the Packers can elevate him to the active roster for Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions.
Green Bay now has three healthy running backs available, including on the practice squad. Along with Dillon and Robinson, rookie Ellis Merriweather is also on the practice squad and could be elevated to the game-day roster in Week 12.
The Packers may be satisfied with the current depth and enter Thursday's game with the trio of Dillon, Robinson, and Merriweather. Rookie receiver Jayden Reed can also make plays out of the backfield, as we saw against the Chargers.
But the Packers still have other options. They can sign another free agent or look at candidates on other practice squads. That could include other former players, including Patrick Taylor and Tyler Goodson.
Bringing back Robinson makes sense. He is an experienced player and former 1,000-yard rusher. He can enter Week 12 as the RB2 behind Dillon.