Kapri Bibbs is no longer on the list of Green Bay Packers. The team announced on Friday that they cut the veteran running back at the end of their offseason program. They now have an open place on their 90-man list.
Kapri Bibbs has been claimed off waivers back in December after being waived by the Washington Redksins. He was introduced to the list to take the place of Aaron Jones who missed the last two matches of the year owing to knee injury. Bibbs registered two rushing yards on one carry in those two matches and he also caught three passes for 13 yards.
Before entering the Packers, Bibbs performed for the Redskins in 10 matches, rushing for 101 yards and three touchdowns. He also captured 13 passes and a touchdown for 102 yards. He was seen as a valued asset for the Redskins after being impressed with the team in 2017 during his first season.
Bibbs was added to the active roster in 2017 and took a 36-yard screen pass from Kirk Cousins for a touchdown. With 79 rushing yards and 14 receptions, he completed the season. Bibbs ended up being released during the final cuts before the beginning of the 2018 season, but was added to the practice squad the following day. A few weeks later, he was promoted to the active list.
Bibbs has performed in 26 career matches in his career before Green Bay, recording 309 rushing yards on 70 attempts (4.4 avg.) with three touchdowns and 305 receiving yards on 29 receptions (10.5 avg.) with three TDs. He also transferred 10 kickoffs in his career with an average of 16.8 yards per return. In 2014, Bibbs was initially signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. He spent time in Denver’s training team and active roster from 2014-16. On April 29, 2017, Bibbs was traded by the Broncos to the San Francisco 49ers, but was waived after the training camp by the 49ers. He spent part of the 2017 season on the practicing squad and active roster of the Redskins.
Because the Packers drafted former Notre Dame running back Dexter Williams in April’s sixth round back to team up with Jones and Jamaal Williams, the roster move isn’t a large surprise. Dexter Williams had a successful 2018 season as he hurried on 158 carriages for 955 yards and 12 touchdowns. Not bad for a player who only performed with eight starts in nine matches owing to a suspension. Williams performed in 10 matches in 2017 and rushed for 360 yards and four touchdowns. Because of an ankle injury, he missed three matches that season.