By Nat LoCascio The Green Bay Packers signed running back Tra Carson to the active roster from the practice squad and signed running back Lavon Coleman to the practice squad. The transactions were announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.
(tray) Carson, a 5-foot-11, 228-pound second-year player, was signed to the Packers practice squad on Oct. 9. He was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M on May 6, 2016. Carson spent almost all of his rookie season on the Bengals’ practice squad, was on injured reserve for the 2017 season and was waived/injured by the Bengals after Week 2 of this season. After beginning his career at Oregon (2011), he played three seasons for Texas A&M (2013-15), where he recorded 2,075 rushing yards (4.8 avg.) and 19 touchdowns in 36 games.
Coleman, a 5-foot-11, 216-pound rookie out of the University of Washington, was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 11. After being released by the Texans on Sept. 1, he spent some time on the practice squad of the Seattle Seahawks. In college, Coleman rushed for 2,000 yards and 12 touchdowns in 50 career games. In 2016, he set the single-season school record with an average of 7.5 yards per carry. Coleman will wear No. 24 for the Packers.