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Reports: Former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball works out for Green Bay Packers

The former Doak Walker Award winner tried out for the Packers on Friday.

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Former Wisconsin running back and Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball worked out for the Green Bay Packers on Friday, according to two reports.

ESPN's Field Yates first reported the news of Ball's tryout Friday afternoon, with Adam Schefter following minutes later.

Ball's NFL career hasn't taken off as some had thought it would after he was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. The Badger great set FBS records in career touchdowns and rushing touchdowns (both broken in 2015 by Navy's Keenan Reynolds), and Ball -- the 2012 Doak Walker Award recipient -- has rushed for just 731 yards on 175 carries and five touchdowns in two seasons. He was released by the Broncos earlier this season.

The Packers' backfield currently features the duo of James Starks and Eddie Lacy, who have combined for 961 yards but have averaged 3.8 and 4.1 yards per carry, respectively. During Thursday's miraculous 27-23 comeback victory against the Detroit Lions, the running game struggled as quarterback Aaron Rodgers was Green Bay's leading rusher with 27 yards.

Lacy, who was passed on by the Broncos in favor of Ball in the 2013 draft, was also reportedly limited during the game due to missing team curfew with now-former running back Alonzo Harris -- who was released Thursday prior to the game -- per ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

For more on Ball and the Packers' situation at running back, read Acme Packing Company's story from earlier Friday.