A 2019 Dallas Cowboys draft pick, Mike Weber, worked out for the Green Bay Packers on Friday, November 6.
Who Is Mike Weber?
Weber is an Ohio State product.
The Dallas Cowboys selected him in the 7th round (218th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft.
He came to the Cowboys along with fellow 2019 draft pick (4th round, 128th overall) Tony Pollard.
Veteran Alfred Morris was also on the roster.
Of course, Ezekiel Elliott was intended to be the starting RB but was in the midst of a contract holdout leading up to the 2019 season.
Weber was selected as the Big 10 Freshman of the Year in 2016.
He finished his Ohio State career in 3 years with 24 TDs and 2,772 rushing yards.
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2019 – Dallas Cowboys/Kansas City Chiefs
Weber was a member of the practice squad through the end of the Cowboys season.
On January 6, 2020, he was signed by the Chiefs and became a member of their practice squad.
Super Bowl Champion
He earned a Super Bowl ring for his participation with the Chiefs through their postseason run to victory.
The Chiefs subsequently waived him on May 4, 2020, to make room on the roster for another former Cowboy, Taco Charlton.
Since then, Weber has been trying out for various teams with no success.
Weber recently made news by auctioning off his Super Bowl ring.
Former Ohio State back Mike Weber wasted no time (like 30 days after getting it) selling his Chiefs Super Bowl ring.
— fm (@FinnMcGovern) October 16, 2020
The Green Bay Packers RB Shortage
Why would Green Bay be working out a RB who never took a handoff in an NFL game?
Because of COVID-19, the Packers are working their way down the depth chart at RB very quickly.
The team went into their Thursday Night Football game on November 5 with Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon on the COVID-19 list, and Aaron Judge was nursing a calf injury.
Adding to the Packers’ injury woes is Dexter Williams, intended to pick up the slack at RB, suffered an MCL injury in the 2nd quarter of the San Francisco game.
Despite the shortage of running backs, the Packers defeated the 49ers by a score of 34-17.
In addition to Weber, the Packers worked out Mark Thompson, a Florida alumnus, who was an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft.
In a 2020 season riddled with injuries and COVID-19 concerns, Mike Weber could finally get a chance to break through the NFL ranks.