FLOWERY BRANCH – Running back Dimtri Nance was signed by the Green Bay Packers off the Falcons practice squad on Tuesday.
Nance lost a competition for a roster spot with running back Antone Smith. After clearing waivers, he was signed to the team’s practice squad on Sept. 5.
After playing four years at Arizona State and rushing for 1,934 yards and 19 touchdowns, Nance was signed by the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 26
He was an early star of the preseason rushing for two touchdowns in a 20-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Packers were in the market for running back depth after Ryan Grant suffered a right ankle injury that will cause him to miss the remainder of the 2010 season.
With the open spot, offensive lineman Rob Bruggeman was signed to the practice squad.