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Friday Cheese Curds: Packers throwing a Hail Mary at wide receiver

Malik Turner and Travis Fulgham were brought on board for competition in camp. Any further contribution would be a borderline miracle

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The moves came much later than expected, but they finally happened.

The Green Bay Packers added some wide receivers to their roster.

To be fair to Green Bay, they weren’t planning on Devin Funchess opting out of the season thanks to COVID-19 when they signed him in the spring but the failure to draft a wide receiver in April raised many eyebrows including those of franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Now, with training camp just getting underway, the Packers finally added some talent at the position but just how much is yet to be determined.

Adding former Seahawks receiver Malik Turner and former Lions receive Travis Fulgham gives them two more options to evaluate during camp but likely not much more.

The Packers had Turner in for a tryout in 2018, Brian Gutekunst’s first year as general manager, but did not sign him. Turner’s highlight of last year was a dropped pass that would have kept a potential game winning drive alive in the divisional round in January against Green Bay.

As for Fulgham, he spent last season on Detroit’s practice squad before being activated for the final three games where he did not catch a pass.

Don’t bet on either making the roster without preseason games to showcase game speed, but at least they will provide some kind of competition in camp.

Now for today’s curds.

Packers rolling the dice on a pair of long-shot receiver prospects—PackersNews.com

Without Funchess, the Packers really could use some help at wide receiver which at this point in the year means scraping the bottom of the transaction wire and hoping they find a diamond in the rough.

Packers safety Darnell Savage not resting on rookie season—Packers.com

If you’re looking for a breakout player on defense entering their second season, look no further than Darnell Savage. He showed a lot of potential as a rookie and if the year two leap happens, don’t be surprised if he makes the Pro Bowl and gets some All-Pro consideration.

To shield or not to shield: Packers consider options for face protection—ESPN

Welcome to football in a COVID world. The natural close contact of football will make safe play challenging and the Packers are one of many teams weighing safe yet practical options to prevent spread during a game.

Questions for Green Bay Packers 2020 training camp—FOX Sports

For a team that went 13-3 a season ago, there a lot of questions surrounding the Packers this year but the appearance of them wanting to run the ball more based on player acquisitions so far seems to be the genuine intent.

Boar swims out of Baltic Sea, causes beach chaos—UPI

It’s like if Jaws grew four legs and a snout. OK maybe not really, but the boar really made beachgoers go hog wild.