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Packers Sign 29-Year-Old Veteran To Active Roster Prior To Buccaneers Matchup

The Green Bay Packers know that every single game from here on out can have a drastic impact on their playoff chances. Sitting at 6-7, the Packers can remain in the 7th playoff seed with a win. The Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and New Orleans Saints all sit at 6-7 as well.

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Knowing that the Packers need a win, the team decided to add a 29-year-old veteran to their active roster prior to their contest against Tampa Bay.

The Green Bay Packers Add 29-Year-Old Running Back To The Active Roster Prior To The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coming To Lambeau Field

Aug 24, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Kenyan Drake (31) runs with the ball against Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Ben VanSumeren (57) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Green Bay Packers)

The Green Bay Packers have elevated Drake to the active roster from the practice squad.

The Packers signed Drake to their practice squad earlier this month. He caught two passes for 31 yards in two games for Baltimore earlier this season. Afterwards, he spent time with the Browns’ practice squad, but never played.

Last season, Drake ran for 482 yards and caught 17 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in 12 games for Baltimore.

Jan 8, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Kenyan Drake (17) runs the ball in for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports (Green Bay Packers)

It has only been two weeks since Drake has arrived in Green Bay, but this is his second elevated game. Despite providing depth as the third running back option, he did not receive any snaps against New York.

 

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