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Packers issue qualifying tender to ERFA receiver Malik Taylor

Two of the Packers’ four ERFAs are now under tenders for 2021.

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The Green Bay Packers entered Monday with four exclusive-rights free agents. As of 4 PM Central time, they have retained two of them, though the other two remain likely to receive tenders by Wednesday.

After reports emerged earlier in the afternoon that offensive tackle Yosh Nijman was receiving a tender, wide receiver Malik Taylor also received his later on in the day. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the news first. Taylor was primarily a special teams player in 2020, but he did record his first career touchdown pass while playing a more prominent role on offense during the middle of the season when other receivers were out with injuries.

After going undrafted out of Ferris State in 2019, Taylor landed on the Packers’ practice squad for 2019. He made the team out of training camp in 2020, however, going on to catch five passes for 66 yards and a score and returning a total of 11 kickoffs across the regular season and playoffs.

The ERFA tender for Taylor is equivalent to a one-year non-guaranteed contract at the league minimum salary. For Taylor, who has one year of NFL experience, that value is $780,000.

Expect the Packers’ decisions on their final two ERFAs, Allen Lazard and Randy Ramsey, to come down within the next 24 hours or so.