On Monday, the Green Bay Packers made their first addition at wide receiver since Devin Funchess’ decision to opt out came down about two weeks ago. That acquisition is not the signing of free agent Malik Turner, who reportedly met with the Packers recently, but instead a waiver claim on wideout Travis Fulgham.
The Detroit Lions waived Fulgham on Sunday, a year and change after selecting him in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Fulgham played in just three games last year, starting and ending the season on the active roster with a lengthy practice squad stint during the middle part of the year.
A 6-foot-2, 215-pound wideout, Fulgham posted a solid college career for Old Dominion University. He totaled 128 receptions for 2,044 yards and 18 touchdowns over his four years, but broke out as a senior with 63 grabs, 1,083 yards, and nine scores. Fulgham earned a trip to the 2019 Senior Bowl as a result. At the 2019 NFL Combine, he ran an official 4.58-second 40-yard dash, posting a very good 36.5-inch vertical. He reportedly ran his 3-cone drill in about 6.84 seconds at ODU’s Pro Day.
The Packers waived edge rusher Jamal Davis to make room for Fulgham.