The Green Bay Packers may be looking to add to their pass catchers this off-season. With the likely departure of Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, the Packers may be in the market for a veteran wide receiver this off-season. Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson are undoubtedly the future of the wide receiver position in Green Bay. Their talents were on full display during their rookie seasons in 2022. However, adding a veteran wide receiver or two could go a long way for the Packers’ offense. As it turns out, one has just been released by the New York Giants.
New York Giants Release Veteran Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay
According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN:
The New York Giants plan to release wide receiver Kenny Golladay on March 15, the first day of the league year, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. By waiting until March 15, the Giants will save $6.7 million against their salary cap. Golladay, 29, was set to count $21.4 million against the cap. He still is guaranteed $4.5 million from the Giants this season.
The former Pro Bowl receiver with the Detroit Lions has been a massive disappointment since signing a four-year, $72 million deal in the 2021 offseason. He’s been riddled by injuries and was not even part of the Giants’ receiver rotation by the end of this past season.
Golladay finished his career in New York with 43 catches, 602 yards and 1 touchdown. That one score came in the final regular-season game this past season alongside the backups against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Golladay spent his first four seasons with the Lions, eclipsing 1,000 yards twice, including in 2019 when he had career highs with 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn the only Pro Bowl selection of his career.
Could The Green Bay Packers Target Kenny Golladay?
The Green Bay Packers are very familiar with WR Kenny Golladay. From 2017-2020 he had outstanding success in the league. In 2019 Golladay led the league in touchdown receptions with 11. While his time in New York did not pan out the way he wanted, Golladay will be 29 for the majority of the 2023 season. Age is still on his side for a few more years. If he is open to the idea of signing a short term “prove it” deal, it could be a great situation in Green Bay.
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