Packers to Work Out Joe McKnight on Saturday

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With the fourth and final preseason game in the books, the have now focussed all their attention on getting their roster down to 53 guys.
As per usual the Packers haven’t announced any cuts today, as they will likely all be reported at 5:30 p.m. CST after the 5:00 p.m. CST NFL deadline. However,cheap NBA Jerseys, the big news out of Green Bay today appears to be on the acquisition front rather than the roster cut front.
Former running back and kick returner sent out this tweet earlier today:
JOE MCKNIGHT (@Joejetlife)
While no signing has apparently taken place, there was a lot of skepticism about the tweet that McKnight sent out. The tweet appears to be from an and not from the himself. However, FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo confirmed the workout is taking place:
Btw FA RB Joe McKnight has not signed with the Packers. Merely heading there for a workout at this point.
Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo)
The question then becomes what could McKnight bring to the Packers backfield if he were to sign?
The biggest impact McKnight would have for the Packers would be as a kick and punt returner. It’s no secret the Packers have been searching for a new returner as they phase out and allow him to focus on an exclusive offensive role.
In 39 games with the Jets, McKnight returned 76 kickoffs for 2,205 yards (29 yard average) and two touchdowns, including his career highlight, to this point, a at the in October of 2011. McKnight also returned seven punts for 69 yards for the Jets.
McKnight would also add a little more speed to the Packers backfield, perhaps replacing what the injured might of brought to the Packers offense in 2013. In his career,nike jerseys for sale, McKnight has 502 yards on 112 carries (4.4 yards per carry). McKnight is also a good receiving running back having caught 17 passes for 177 yards.
The Jets selected McKnight in the fourth round of the 2010 , but thus far in his career McKnight has been a disappointment, which lead to his eventual release earlier this week.
I think the Packers could get a solid returner in McKnight,nfl jerseys 2012 for sale,Cowboys Corner- Ron Leary runs before the final preseason game, a sign he is clo, who has a chance to be a very good player in the Packers’ fast offense. Sometimes players just need a “fresh start”, as McKnight indicated himself. If McKnight were to sign, it would all but end the Packers career of James Starks.
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