Packers Claim RB Darrin Hall off Waivers

RB Darrin Hall was claimed by the Packers off waivers today

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst continues to be active in roster construction. A recent camp cut of the Cincinnati Bengals, RB Darrin Hall was claimed by the Packers off waivers today.

Hall was origninally signed by the Browns this May as an undrafted free agent rookie, but cut a few days later and claimed by the Bengals.

Info on Hall from NFL.com:

Hall was an All-Ohio Division I selection as a junior at Youngstown's Austintown Finch High School but a knee injury limited him to four games in his final year there. Pitt stood by him through the rehab process and Hall wound up playing in 10 games (one start) as a true freshman (64 carries, 257 yards, 4.0 average, two touchdowns; five receptions, 30 yards, 6.0 average). He had limited touches in the 2016 season (36 carries, 160 yards, 4.4 average; two receptions, 14 yards, 7.0 average in 12 games as a reserve) before becoming more productive the following season. Hall started seven of 12 games as a junior, leading the team with 628 yards and nine touchdowns on 128 carries (4.9 average). He also caught 16 passes for 157 yards (9.8 average) and a score on the year. He and Qadree Ollison formed a powerful duo of 1,000-yard backs in 2018, with Hall earning third-team All-ACC accolades by rushing for 1,144 yards and 10 scores on 153 carries (7.5 average) in 14 games (no starts).

To free a roster spot for Hall, the Packers released G Larry Williams.

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Coldworld's picture

July 27, 2019 at 10:09 pm

I wonder if this is a reaction to Williams’ hamstring injury?

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July 28, 2019 at 08:04 am

It is nice to see a GM making moves and constantly turning over the bottom of the roster, this is how you keep competition lively and you can always find a special teams gem or role player. Though, I highly doubt the Packers carry 4 RBs on the 53, as MLF likely wants a FB.

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July 28, 2019 at 09:24 am

It's possible Williams will be out for an extened period of time.

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July 28, 2019 at 10:16 am

Any word if Williams is practicing today?

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