NFL News : The Packers have interest in a free-agent running back.

The Packers have interest in a free-agent running back.


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It appears that tight end Jared Cook isn't the only free agent the Packers have their sights set on.

According to NFL writer Tom Pelissero, the former Green Bay Packers' beat reporter, the team is "poking around on RBs, including Ronnie Hillman."

Hillman is coming off of a Super Bowl win with the Denver Broncos, where he shared carries with C.J. Anderson. While bot performed admirably, the team decided to prioritize Anderson with a four-year, $18 million deal. This will allow Hillman to test the free agent market.

Anderson started six games and rushed for 720 yards (4.7 ypc) and five touchdowns in 2015, Hillman started 10 games and rushed for 863 yards (4.2 ypc) and seven touchdowns. He also added 24 receptions for 111 yards.

In comparison, Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed for 758 yards (4.1 ypc) and three touchdowns while James Starks ran for 601 yards (4.1 ypc) and two touchdowns in 2015.

While the Packers decided to re-sign Starks, this does not necessarily mean they are done adding new faces.

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