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Packers promote RB to active roster, sign another to practice squad

On the day after trading away their third running back, the Green Bay Packers promoted an RB to the active roster and added another RB to the practice squad.

The Packers announced that they signed RB Tra Carson to the team's active roster from the practice squad. Additionally, the team signed RB Lavon Coleman to the practice squad.

Carson is a second-year player that the Packers added to their practice squad on Oct. 9. Before coming to the Packers, Carson was with the Cincinnati Bengals. Carson spent most of his time with the Bengals on the practice squad or injured reserve.

Before coming to the NFL, Carson had a successful college career at Oregon (2011) and Texas A&M (2013-2015). Carson scored 19 touchdowns in 36 games.

Coleman is a rookie out of the University of Washington. He was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in May. After the Texans released him on Sept. 1, Coleman joined the Seattle Seahawks practice squad.

In college, Carson rushed for 2,000 yards and scored 12 touchdowns in 50 career games.


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