The Green Bay Packers announced on Monday that they have signed receiver Bo Melton to the 53-man roster off of the practice squad. Melton, notably, had a 100-yard game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday — the first 100-yard game for a Packers receiver during the 2023 regular season.
Melton played 49 offensive snaps last week, good for 66 percent of the offensive total, which was just seven shy of Romeo Doubs — who led Packers receivers in snaps played against the Vikings. With Jayden Reed, Christian Watson and Dontayvion Wicks currently dealing with injuries, don’t be surprised if Melton is asked to contribute this weekend against the Chicago Bears, too.
Melton moved up to the active roster because the team placed fellow receiver Samori Toure, who muffed a punt versus the Vikings, on injured reserve. At the moment, Toure’s injury is unknown, as the team never announced that Toure was ruled out of Sunday’s action.
With an open practice squad spot available due to Melton’s elevation, the team signed safety Tyler Coyle. Coyle is now the only safety on the practice squad, following the promotion of Benny Sapp II to the active roster in Week 17.
Tyler Coyle is a SS prospect in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 9.83 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 14 out of 754 SS from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/G0i4Wg2qDQ #RAS via @Mathbomb pic.twitter.com/PWgtsSMQdt— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 16, 2021
Coyle got his start with the Dallas Cowboys in 2021 as an undrafted free agent. With Dallas, Coyle played three games, which amounted to 37 defensive snaps and 56 special teams snaps played over the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The Packers originally worked out Coyle back in early November, which means they’ve had their eye on him for a while.