The Packers worked out a running back Monday
The Green Bay Packers cut running back Kylin Hill last month. Head coach Matt LaFleur said at the time the Packers cut him for reasons unrelated to his performance on the field. He made a strong suggestion Hill was cut for attitude reasons. On Monday, per a report, the Packers might have worked out a running back with a checkered past who could take a spot that Hill used to occupy.
According to Aaron Wilson with KPRC, the Packers worked out Mark Thompson.
Green Bay #Packers worked out former USFL and NFL running back Mark Thompson, according to a league source.
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 12, 2022
Thompson has experience playing in the NFL and the USFL. He played college football at the University of Florida. Thompson has had several encounters with the police since he was in college, per numerous reports.
According to a report by Alexander Lugo of The Gainesville Sun, Thompson was charged with felony assault in 2021.
“Thompson – part of the Gators football team from 2016 to 2018 – followed the women’s SUV for four blocks to the parking lot of a nearby food truck cooperative, according to police.
Thompson is accused of removing an assault-style rifle from his car, looking at both women and saying, “I should shoot you.” He also was accused of forcefully pulling the 19-year-old driver out of the SUV and throwing away her cell phone, which she had been using to record the encounter. That was the basis for the robbery charge.”
The Baltimore Ravens signed Thompson as an undrafted free agent. He has also spent time with the Detroit Lions and the Las Vegas Raiders. Hopefully, if he gets the opportunity to play for the Packers, he can turn his career around. Thompson should get a chance to show he has matured and can handle the responsibilities of being a professional athlete.