Player Outlook
The rookie Nichols was unable to make the initial 53-man roster in Green Bay and could be released with an injury settlement before trying to latch on with another team. Though he looked speedy in his games against inferior college competition, Nichols is considered more of an all-around running back with good receiving skills, but without elusiveness or a top gear. It's an uphill battle for him to ever become even a part-time contributor. Unless you're in a very deep rookie-only draft, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.

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Fantasy News

  • Eagles' Lew Nichols: Sticking around Philly

    Nichols signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. Nichols joined the team's practice squad in October after being let go by the Packers before the season, but he failed to appear in any contests. He'll now look to impress Philadelphia this offseason in order to potentially crack the team's active roster in 2024.
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  • Lew Nichols: Added to Philly's practice squad

    The Eagles signed Nichols to their practice squad Monday. A 2023 seventh-round pick by the Packers, Nichols spent the summer in Green Bay before starting the season on injured reserve. He was eventually cut with an injury settlement. Nichols takes the practice squad spot of Bryant Koback.
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  • Lew Nichols: Leaving Titletown

    Green Bay waived Nichols (shoulder) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. A week after sending Nichols to IR, the Packers have decided to part ways with the seventh-round rookie. He's set to become a free agent, but he won't be able to sign with another team until he's fully healthy.
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  • Packers' Lew Nichols: Reverts to IR

    Nichols (shoulder) reverted to the Packers' injured reserve Wednesday, per the NFL's transaction log. Nichols continues to manage a shoulder injury that sidelined him much of training camp. He's set to miss the entire 2023 season due to the timing of his placement on IR, unless he and Green Bay can agree on an injury settlement.
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  • Lew Nichols: Waived with injury designation

    The Packers waived/injured Nichols (shoulder) on Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Nichols was nagged by a shoulder injury for much of camp, which limited his chances at making the final roster. He will now likely revert to the Packers' injured reserve and face the possibility of missing the entire season, assuming he clears waivers.
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  • Lew Nichols: Will get settlement

    Nichols (shoulder) will reach an injury settlement with the Packers on Tuesday, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports. Nichols dealt with the injury for much of camp, limiting the rookie seventh-round selection's chance at making the team. By reaching a settlement, he'll be free to pursue other opportunities for a chance to play in 2023.
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  • Packers' Lew Nichols: Not playing Saturday

    Nichols (shoulder) is not suiting up for the Packers' preseason finale against the Seahawks on Saturday, Rob Demovsky of reports. The running back has been dealing with a shoulder injury since mid-August and has not played in the preseason. Nichols, who was selected in the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft, is competing for a depth role behind Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon as cutdown day approaches.
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  • Packers' Lew Nichols: Running back depth for Pack

    The Packers selected Nichols in the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 235th overall. Nichols opted to stay close to home and spent his collegiate career at Central Michigan despite having offers from bigger schools. He had a dominant 2021 season, during which he posted 1,848 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns while also tallying 40 receptions. At 220 pounds, Nichols will likely be more of a two-down back -- at best -- as a pro, but there could be opportunity in the Green Bay backfield down the road with AJ Dillon set to hit free agency after the 2023 campaign.
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