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