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Robinson has plenty of NFL experience. He has 32 career starts in the league. Robinson appears to have lost a step, and he’s been with three teams since March.
The Packers’ choice to cut Robinson isn’t too surprising, as the 25-year-old appears to have lost a step this season. However, who they chose to replace Robinson is a surprise.
The Green Bay Packers sign a rookie UDFA running back
According to a statement by the Packers, the team signed rookie UDFA Ellis Merriweather to the practice squad:
“Merriweather (6-1, 220), a rookie, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Massachusetts by the New Orleans Saints on May 15, 2023, and had a short stint on the Saints’ practice squad before being released on Aug. 31.
In his final college season (2022), Merriweather played in 10 games, carrying the ball 150 times for 575 yards (3.8 avg.) as the team’s leading rusher and was named to Phil Steele’s College Football All-Independent second-team. He will wear No. 32 for the Packers.”
The Packers are deciding to take a risk on a rookie instead of providing veteran depth on the offense. We’ll see if the Packers trust Merriweather enough to elevate him for a game like they did with Patrick Taylor before he signed with the New England Patriots.
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