The Packers cut another wide receiver Tuesday
The Green Bay Packers have shed weight at the wide receiver position recently. Last Friday, the Packers announced they were cutting wide receiver Malik Taylor, from the roster. On Tuesday morning, the Packers released Osirus Mitchell.
The Packers then brought in some help at the linebacker position with the signing of DQ Thomas. The Packers needed to cut another player off the practice squad to make room for Thomas. Per multiple reports, the Packers released wide receiver Travis Fulgham to bring on Thomas.
Packers released Travis Fulgham to make room for DQ Thomas. https://t.co/E9mnPVngfb
— Bill Huber (@BillHuberSI) September 20, 2022
That’s two wide receivers off the roster on the same day. Incredible.
Fulgham seemed to have potential
Mitchell’s release seemed to make sense, as he struggled with injuries as a member of the Packers. The decision to cut Fulgham is a little more intriguing, as he had a history of success as the Philadelphia Eagles’ leading receiver in 2020.
Last week, one NFL writer suggested the Packers try to elevate Fulgham to the 53-man roster. It made sense after the Packers’ passing game struggles in Week 1. In Week 2, the Packers receiving game looked better against a porous showing by the Bears secondary. The Packers had Allen Lazard back, and although he didn’t do much on the stat sheet, his presence made it easier for Sammy Watkins to open things up for the offense.
It appears the Packers are happy with the direction things are going with their wide receivers. The Packers don’t need to rush into signing a new receiver to replace Fulgham. But it wouldn’t be surprising if the Packers make a move for a veteran wide receiver down the stretch, especially if a player on the unit sustains an injury.
The Packers are very weak at WR! They haven’t done a very good job of replacing DaVante, MVS, etc.