The Green Bay Packers continue to explore options at RB
Running back is arguably the Green Bay Packers’ best position group behind the quarterbacks with Aaron Rodgers. In the early season, the running game has been heavily featured for the Packers. And to great success. Even with AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones impressing, the Packers continue looking for talent to add to the practice squad.
The Packers added running back Patrick Taylor to their 53-man roster before their Week 3 game in Tampa Bay. With a spot available on the practice squad, the Packers hosted a recent workout this week before their game against the New England Patriots. One of the players they brought in to work out is a former starter for the Baltimore Ravens. Ty’Son Williams.
Williams has starting experience
Williams came into the league in 2020 as an undrafted rookie free agent. The Ravens signed him, and he mostly stayed with the practice squad until the 2021 season. Injuries to the Ravens’ top three running backs would give Williams a chance to play in 13 games and start for the Ravens three times. Williams rushed 35 times for 185 yards and a touchdown in 2021. That’s a good average of 5.3 yards per rushing attempt. Williams was involved in the passing game as well. He caught the ball nine times for 84 yards.
Willams was rated 62.8 overall for his 2021 season by Pro Football Focus. He wasn’t easy to bring down in the backfield. Williams forced seven missed tackles and averaged 3.23 yards after first contract. Those are the types of skills that would be handy in Green Bay.
Williams signed with the Indianapolis Colts in May but was waived in August. He could be the perfect fit for the Packers practice squad. He has been able to prove himself as a starter in the league. Williams receiving skills are a big plus for the BYU product. With more NFL teams using the running back in the passing game, Williams can give the Packers’ defense a better look in practice.