The Green Bay Packers signed CB Anthony Johnson and RB James Robinson to the practice squad and released CB Kiondre Thomas from the practice squad. The transactions were announced Tuesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.
Johnson (6-2, 205), a rookie, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Virginia by the New Orleans Saints on May 12, 2023, but was released after training camp. He appeared in 55 games with 27 starts in five college seasons for Virginia (2021-22) and Louisville (2018-20), posting 138 tackles (94 solo), seven interceptions, three forced fumbles and 38 passes
defensed. Johnson will wear No. 30 for the Packers.
Robinson (5-10, 220), a fourth-year player, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois State by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020. He has played in 39 games with 32 starts for the Jaguars (2020-22) and New York Jets (2022) and also spent time with the New England Patriots and New York Giants this past offseason. For his career, Robinson has 514 carries for 2,262 yards (4.4 avg.) and 18 touchdowns, plus 91 receptions for 617 yards (6.8 avg.) and five TDs. His six 100-plus-yard rushing games from 2020-22 tied for No. 10 in the NFL over that span. Robinson posted 1,414 scrimmage yards in 2020, the most scrimmage yards by an undrafted rookie in the common-draft era. He will wear No. 24 for the Packers.