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Wednesday Cheese Curds: Devin Funchess signing gives receiver group a boost

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By signing Funchess, the Packers add a big target for Aaron Rodgers while also adding experience to a young receiver room

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A few weeks into free agency and the Green Bay Packers have finally landed a veteran wide receiver.

Former Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers wide out Devin Funchess will be joining Green Bay per numerous reports yesterday and while he wasn’t the biggest name out there, he does make sense for the Packers.

He’s big (6’4” and 225 lbs.), relatively young (26 in May) and fairly priced we assume. He’s also a physical wide receiver than Aaron Rodgers should love.

The downside is he struggled with injuries the past two seasons only appearing in only one game last year for the Colts and missed two games for Carolina in 2018. He’s also had an issue with drops, something the Packers struggled with themselves last season.

Still, if the price is right this is a very reasonable signing for Green Bay. Funchess is a solid number two or three receiver and with a crazy deep draft class coming up, this is what GM Brian Gutekunst’s plan could be : get a rookie to be second behind Davante Adams while keeping a veteran at number three.

There’s more on Funchess plus what remaining free agent options are available for the Packers in today’s cheese curds.

Devin Funchess signing brings size, experience to Packers’ receiving corps—PackersNews.com

Gutey finally got his wide receiver and though it’s not a marquee signing, Funchess can play a vital role while one of the rookies gets up to speed.

Defensive backfields have changed most in NFC North—Packers.com

Even better news for any potential rookie receiver is that the secondaries of Green Bay’s divisional rivals were drastically altered in free agency and not for the better.

Shopping for Free-Agent Bargains on Offense—Sports Illustrated

Even after the Funchess signing, Green Bay could still plug a few holes with options from the clearance rack including bringing back late season staf Tyler Ervin.

No plans to postpone upcoming 2020 NFL Draft—NFL.com

This of course is subject to change but fans as of now can look forward to a sense of normalcy at the end of next month.

Florida Man Arrested Twice In 2 Days For Impersonating Police Officer—Huffington Post

It’s a rule. We see “Florida man” in a headline, we include it in curds.