Fullback Leach promoted from practice squad

Updated: November 30, 2004, 2:49 AM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers promoted fullback Vonta Leach from the practice squad and placed running back Walter Williams on injured reserve Monday with a high ankle sprain.

Williams, promoted from the practice squad Nov. 20, was hurt in his NFL debut last week at Houston after carrying six times for 42 yards in place of injured starter Ahman Green.

Green, who has a rib injury, was deactivated for the Packers' game against St. Louis on Monday night.

Backup tailback Najeh Davenport rushed for 178 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's 45-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Monday night.

Leach signed with the Packers on April 30 as an undrafted free agent and was waived Sept. 6. He was re-signed to the practice squad two days later.

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