Packers players take helicopter ride to the Challenge Academy at Fort McCoy
Green Bay Packers players visited the Challenge Academy at Fort McCoy, Wis. Challenge Academy is a program designed to offer character building and life-skill development opportunities to youth at risk of not graduating from high school.
The Green Bay Packers signed RB Ellis Merriweather to the practice squad on November 6, 2023. Merriweather, a rookie, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Massachusetts by the New Orleans Saints on May 15, 2023, and had a short stint on the Saints' practice squad before being released on Aug. 31. In his final college season (2022), Merriweather played in 10 games, carrying the ball 150 times for 575 yards (3.8 avg.) as the team's leading rusher and was named to Phil Steele's College Football All-Independent second-team.