It was announced by Jason Wilde at ESPNMilwaukee on Wednesday morning that running back Ryan Grant worked out for and then signed with the Green Bay Packers. Terms have not been disclosed.
Grant was brought in after it was learned that James Starks suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings. While the injury won’t require surgery, Grant’s signing means it’s very likely Starks’ season could be over.
Grant spent five seasons with the Packers from 2007 – 2011. He was not re-signed in 2012. Grant appeared in one game with the Washington Redskins earlier this season and had five carries for five yards. He was courted by the Detroit Lions prior to the season and also had workouts with the New England Patriots earlier this summer and just recently, the New York Giants.
Grant will join the team later today and should be active for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Ironically, Sunday is also Grant’s 30th birthday. Grant signaled the signing with the Packers this morning via his Twitter account when he tweeted “Its’ a GO” and “I’m signing”.——————
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