To strengthen their attack and go to the postseason, the resurgent Green Bay Packers are acquiring another weapon.
Kenyan Drake, an experienced running back, has joined the Packers’ practice squad, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Earlier in the season, the 29-year-old speedster was a member of the practice squads for the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, and Baltimore Ravens.
The #Packers officially signed veteran RB Kenyan Drake to the practice squad and released RB James Robinson from the practice squad.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 5, 2023
Before signing with the Packers, Drake played in two games with the Ravens this season, however he only saw one carry and three targets (two receptions) throughout both games.
As a member of the Arizona Cardinals in 2020, Drake has his finest season yet, running for 955 yards and 10 touchdowns in addition to 25 receptions for 137 receiving yards. In 2018 and 2019, while playing for both the Dolphins and the Cardinals, he also surpassed 1,000 yards from scrimmage.
With three straight victories, Green Bay has jumped into the NFC’s final playoff slot at 6-6, and the Alabama product joins them.
If Drake is upgraded to the 53-man roster, it is unclear how much playing time he will receive with the Pack because of the potent running tandem of Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon.
Drake’s career totals include 2,18 receptions for 1,655 receiving yards and eight rushing touchdowns, coupled with 3,866 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns. Next Monday night, the Packers will travel to the New York Giants in an attempt to make it four straight wins.