Packers release running back Darrin Hall
Green Bay claimed Hall from the Cincinnati Bengals in July and he was competing for a roster spot in the preseason. With the release of Hall, the Packers are now down to five running backs on their roster but it remains to be seen if the current group is the group that takes the field in Week 1.
Hall was an undrafted rookie out of Pittsburgh and played in all three preseason games for Green Bay. The undrafted rookie accounted for 39 yards on 10 rushing attempts. The Pittsburgh product had his best game against the Baltimore Ravens where he had seven carries for 31 yards.
Aside from Hall, Tra Carson, Keith Ford, and Dexter Williams have been in a spirited competition for roster spots at the position. The only two running backs who seem to be a lock to make the roster at this point are Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.
Due to the release of Hall, Brian Gutekunst has been working the phone to try to acquire a running back on the trade market per Rob Demovsky of ESPN. As the preseason continues to dwindle down, there should be more options to choose from as teams make the cut to 53 players.
The Packers are beginning anew with Matt LaFleur as the head coach and are trying to establish a more balanced offense. Therefore, Green Bay sees the running back as a position that they can improve upon before the start of the regular season.