Packers shore up backfield with familiar face

Running back Ryan Grant signed with Green Bay on Wednesday, returning to the Packers to help shore up a position decimated by injuries and subpar efforts.

Grant played for Green Bay the previous five seasons before appearing in one game for the Washington Redskins this year.

The Notre Dame product rushed for 25 touchdowns on 924 carries in 63 games with the Packers and ranks fifth in team history with 4,016 yards.

Running back Cedric Benson is done for the season with a foot injury, while James Starks is battling a knee ailment.

Alex Green is pacing Green Bay's rushing attack with 360 yards.

The Packers also placed running back Johnny White on injured reserve with a concussion.