The Green Bay Packers are hoping to sneak a player they released on Tuesday onto their practice squad.

Green Bay released rookie running back Tyler Goodson ahead of final roster cuts, despite his strong preseason.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said the Packers’ plan for Goodson is for him to clear waivers (they hope) so they can re-sign Goodson to their practice squad.

Running backs usually don’t get claimed on waivers so there’s a good chance their plan works out.

Goodson is an undrafted rookie who was signed by the Packers shortly after the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Georgia native played three years at Iowa before leaving a season early. As a junior, Goodson totaled 1,151 rushing yards and six touchdowns. He also caught 31 passes for 247 yards and one touchdown. Goodson averaged 4.8 yards per carry during his three years at Iowa.

It’s a savvy move by Green Bay to try to keep Goodson, but there’s no guarantee it’ll work. There hasn’t been a lot of national hype for the rookie, but I guarantee that other NFL front offices have noticed him. And if one of those teams needs a running back, it could certainly throw a wrench in the Packers’ plans.

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