The Packers who only have 5 rushing touchdowns as a team this season, brought in former Wisconsin Badger and Denver Bronco running back Montee Ball for a workout on Friday, just one day after the team’s historic comeback victory against the Detroit Lions.
Ball set NCAA FBS records for the most career touchdowns (83) and rushing touchdowns (77) while with the Badgers.
He was drafted by the Broncos in 2013 in the 2nd round, and released in the preseason after scoring one touchdown last year.
As a rookie he averaged 4.7 yards per carry while playing 16 games, catching 20 passes for 145 yards. He also fumbled 3 times.
Last year he played in just five games due to injury and finished with 172 yards and a touchdown with a 3.1 ypc average.
Ironically, Bell was the 58th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft (chosen three spots ahead of Eddie Lacy), who was demoted by the Packers after his first two 100 yard rushing games of the season.
Lacy who played 3rd fiddle to James Starks, and recent addition, John Crockett in Thursday’s game, has struggled all season with odd circumstances surrounding him.
This could be exciting news for Packer fans, who would love to see Ball reunited with former Badger teammate Jerad Abbrederis. However, at this point their is no news that a signing is imminent.