The Green Bay Packers added two wide receivers to the mix in Travis Fulgham and Malik Turner. The team announced Fulgham’s signing Monday and then came to an agreement with Turner on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Green Bay also announced that they parted ways with edge rusher Jamal Davis to make room for a relatively unknown player in Fulgham.
Fulgham was a sixth-round pick by the Detroit Lions during the 2019 draft and appeared in three games as a rookie. He had a breakout senior season at Old Dominion University in which he recorded 1,083 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. After which earning him second-team All-Conference USA honors.
Fulgham followed that up with a strong showing at the NFL combine. Measuring 6-2, 215 pounds Fulgham logged a 4.58 40-yard dash, 2.70 20-yard split, 1.60 10-yard split, 15 reps on the bench press, a 36.5-inch vertical, and 126-inch broad jump. Fulgham’s size and athletic testing fit the mold for what the Packers look for at receiver, but his future with the team is all but uncertain.
Fulgham will likely compete with NFL journeyman Jake Kumerow and former CFL star Reggie Begelton for one of the last remaining spots on the 53-man roster. He could also be a candidate for the practice squad that was recently expanded to 16 players. Fulgham spent nearly all of last year as a member of Detroit’s practice squad before signing to the active roster in December.
On the other hand, Turner has a decent shot at making the team outright. Last week they hosted the former Seattle Seahawk wide receiver on a visit only to sign him a week later. Turner caught 15 passes in 15 games in 2019 totaling 245 yards and a touchdown.
Green Bay is doing their best lately to find inexpensive weapons for Aaron Rodgers via free agency. The latest additions are attempts to offset the loss of Devin Funchess who opted out of the upcoming season.
___________________Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. He has covered the Packers for over five years and currently works with packerstalk.com. Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.