packers sign devin funchess

Only, it wasn’t quite the move everyone expected, as the team agreed to sign Devin Funchess. Needless to say, AR12 is easily the best QB he’ll have ever played with providing he makes the team. Still only 25, the Packers will hope Funchess can reprise the form of 2017, when he totaled 840 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. You can help WRs with route running, you can’t make them taller. The former Carolina Panther offers size at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds and can be a legitimate threat in the red zone, but breaking away from defenders is not something he has excelled at.

Register now! The Packers taking a flier on a previously high draft pick like Funchess is no surprise. Good to have big bodies on the perimeter.. Funchess played for the Indianapolis Colts last year but went on injured reserve after breaking his collarbone in a season-opening 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Hopefully he arrives in shape and ready to play. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/.../packers-signing-devin-funchess Tom Brady to Bucs, NFL free agency fallout, power rankings and more, Packers need to surround Aaron Rodgers with more help or risk wasting prime of his career. Now let’s get to night one of the draft and give me Justin Jefferson. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the Packers will ink Funchess to a deal. GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Devin Funchess as he tries to bounce back from an injury-shortened 2019 season. We need someone who can run routes and has some kick in their steps. Devin Funchess is expected to sign for the Green Bay Packers, with the former second-round pick set to join the third team of his NFL career after an unsuccessful spell with the Indianapolis Colts.

He has good size (6-4, 225), but the Packers depth chart at receiver is already littered with big bodies. But Funchess spent most of last season on injured reserve with a fractured clavicle. The Panthers chucked it to him down the field plenty. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I will then feel good going into the 2nd round of draft. Let’s draft the number two receiver in the first round. He played TE at Michigan and can be effective in the slot for the Packers. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. You must be logged in to leave a comment. He made 161 receptions for 2,233 yards and 21 touchdowns. The Packers made their third free agent signing (not counting resigning Redmon and Lewis) after bringing on Devin Funchess to their wide receiving corp. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on All NFL and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Despite Allen Lazard’s improvement and the flashes displayed by Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Aaron Rodgers is still a quarterback short of weapons. He satisfies fans’ cries of bringing on a veteran …
The Green Bay Packers finally made a free agent signing at wide receiver!

—–packers publication. He’s not measurably fast or athletic. Ideally, #Packers still need pair of WRs — at least one relatively early — plus TE from draft. They would not count against the cap because he missed all of last year and there is no expectation they would be earned, so they could be “unlikely to be earned.” (Am I right, @keningalls? True consistency for Funchess has remained elusive. The Packers are signing receiver Devin Funchess, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. kcarpenter1245 says:

“It’s difficult to see how Funchess fills a need in Green Bay, even for the receiver-needy Packers. Your world class Twitter posts will be remembered forever! More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL, FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess (17) runs a drill during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind. Devin Funchess will attempt to revitalize his career with the Green Bay Packers, with the former Carolina Panther expected to join their receiving corps.
Funchess played for the Indianapolis Colts last year but went on injured reserve after breaking his collarbone in a season-opening 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. His stats are very comparable to former first round bust Josh Doctson (who’s out of the league now). If it’s vet minimum as @TomSilverstein suspects, it’s a steal. That is not Funchess. Devin Funchess is expected to sign for the Green Bay Packers, with the former second-round pick set to join the third team of his NFL career after an unsuccessful spell with the Indianapolis Colts. Gute likes big WR’s and he got another one. Expect to be breaking records on those days. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Worst offense in the league and it’s not even close! In Carolina, Funchess played 61 of a possible 64 games. He has struggled to separate from man-to-man coverage and catch the football throughout his NFL career. I also like adding a vet to the mix. Still, not hard to see Davante Adams and Devin Funchess on perimeters, with rookie slot and youngster rotating w/ EQ/MVS/Kumerow for depth. The #Packers are expected to sign WR Devin Funchess, per sources. My initial reaction is mild bemusement, not exactly the veteran receiver I was hoping for. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 24, 2020 (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images). He’s not very good at separating from defenders. Your privacy is safe with us. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Personal and perhaps NFL.

A broken collarbone led Indianapolis to place him on injured reserve after Week 1. Good signing as long as he is healthy. He will fit right in that no talent WR depth chart. Again, I’m hoping for the best that Funchess can be effective and provide that security, but I’m definitely skeptical. I’m all for talent, but is this the place for it? He played only one game with the Colts, making three catches for 32 yards. It’s a low-risk signing though so atleast they’re making some moves to try and add depth.

The Packers wet out and finally decided to add a weapon on offense during free agency, Devin Funchess.

Hard to believe he’s only 25 years old. If it’s a very cheap prove it deal then great. — Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) March 24, 2020. Between 2015 and 2018, only two receivers in the NFL with more than 300 total targets caught a lower percentage of those targets than the 51.8 percent Funchess caught with the Carolina Panthers.” I saw Funchess play a lot in 2017 and liked what I saw minus a few drops. I feel like we have enough big guys on the team already (Kumerow – 6’5″ , EQ – 6’5″ , MVS – 6’4″) and now Funchess – 6’5″. Yet if he is able to stick on the team and contribute consistently, this third-wave signing will prove an astute one by general manager Brian Gutekunst. If LaFleur’s attack is to prosper to the same level as those of Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay, it will need receivers who can separate. Funchess played for the Indianapolis Colts last year but went on injured reserve after breaking his collarbone in a season-opening 30-24 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Not a member? My thoughts on this Funchess deal are 100% tied to the $ they gave him.

316 targets , 164 receptions. Funchess has a total of 164 career catches for 2,265 yards and 21 touchdowns. On a day were the Packers missed out on Robby Anderson, who many fans wanted, the team went and added the big 26 … https://t.co/4VOKuDhkLn pic.twitter.com/F4lHjitGgR, — Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) March 24, 2020, me before and after the packers signed devin funchess pic.twitter.com/Mr3cn5n7Of, — Nathan Marzion (@nathanmarzion) March 24, 2020.

I feel like we have enough big guys on the team already (Kumerow – 6’5″ , EQ – 6’5″ , MVS – 6’4″) and now Funchess – 6’5″. If he comes back smart and ready, he could be a sleeper. Worst offense in the league and it’s not even close! How much will Antonio Brown play in Week 9? I would love to see Justin Jefferson drop to #30 too. I’m all for talent, but is this the place for it? Devin Funchess is expected to sign for the Green Bay Packers, with the former second-round pick set to join the third team of his NFL career after an unsuccessful spell with the Indianapolis Colts. March 24, 2020 at 7:49 pm This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Clearly an upgrade to a mediocre depth chart. The Colts paid Funchess $10 million dollars in 2019. The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Devin Funchess as he tries to bounce back from an injury-shortened 2019 season. Welcome Devin aboard the Pack train. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. — Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) March 24, 2020, Funchess deal could also be heavily incentive-laden. And so, nine days after reports surfaced that the Green Bay Packers had reached agreement with receiver Devin Funchess on a free-agent deal, the club announced his signing. The 6-foot-4 Funchess had his best season in 2017 with 63 catches for 840 yards and eight touchdowns. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File), Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. One of those WRs better be suited for slot.

Yes, the draft is definitely flush with receiving talent and I’m quite sure Brian and Matt will draft a couple, but with the offseason program likely shortened or possibly scrapped altogether, grabbing a skilled vet just made more sense this season. Funchess was drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the 41st overall selection back in the 2015 NFL Draft. He had 44 receptions for 549 yards and four touchdowns in 2018. One of the teams indisputable needs going into next season, but not a flashy move.

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