RB Completes Practice Squad

The running back is James Johnson, and the Packers brought back Breno Giacomini, among others.

As expected, the Green Bay Packers filled out their practice squad with a running back.

The Packers announced the eight-player roster on Monday morning with the announcement that they had signed running back James Johnson, along with seven holdovers: tackle Chris Campbell, linebacker Robert Francois, tackle Breno Giacomini, quarterback Graham Harrell, running back James Johnson, safety Anthony Levine, linebacker Maurice Simpkins and wide receiver Chastin West.

Johnson, a 5-foot-11, 207-pound first-year player out of Kansas State, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2008 with the Bengals. He played in four games for Cincinnati in 2008 — with nine rushes for 29 yards, six receptions for 47 yards and one kickoff return for 13 yards — and he time on the Bengals' practice squad in 2008 and 2009. He was with Cincinnati during the preseason this year, rushing 28 times for 127 yards and a touchdown with three catches for 15 yards in the four games.

He rushed for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at Kansas State.

Johnson, who also spent time with Minnesota during the offseason, will wear No. 39.


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