Packers Promote Running Back to Active Roster

The Green Bay Packers are coming off their most exciting win of the season, and they have a dominant run game to thank. They may have just added to its strength. The team signed running back Patrick Taylor to the active roster.

Taylor has played seven games for the Packers this year while coming on and off the practice squad, the majority of his snaps coming on special teams. He'll join a Packers backfield that ran for 207 yards in Week 10's 31-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

The Packers' run game has been a strength for the team all season, and Taylor should only add to it. They've averaged 129.3 yards per game at 4.9 yards per attempt through 10 games this season, exceptional marks for a team that doesn't get much rushing production out of its quarterback. 

Taylor initially entered the league as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. A big-bodied, punishing runner out of Memphis, Taylor totalled 2884 rushing yards in 44 appearances for the Tigers. He'll provide a hard-hitting complement to star backs Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon.

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