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Packers WR Malik Taylor signs exclusive rights free agent tender, per report

Taylor was a special teams regular while throwing in a few snaps on offense in 2020.

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Wide receiver Malik Taylor has signed his exclusive rights free agent tender with the Green Bay Packers according to a report from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.

The former undrafted free agent out of Ferris State appeared in 15 games for the Packers in 2020, starting one. He managed five catches for 66 yards and a touchdown on offense, but his primary contribution to the Packers came on special teams. His 181 special teams snaps in 2020 were the sixth-most on the team, and contributions on those units may be his ticket to a roster spot again in 2021.

At 6-foot-2 and 216 pounds, Taylor still presents an intriguing size/athleticism combo. His 4.46 40-yard dash is a big reason for his 8.36 Relative Athletic Score, in addition to his elite testing numbers in agility drills. Should he couple that athletic ability with more consistent play on offense, he could yet blossom into an interesting contributor on that side of the ball. If not, he could still find his way to the roster as a core special teams player.