The Green Bay Packers could look to the practice squad for WR
It was not a good showing for the Green Bay Packers wide receivers in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. Aaron Rodgers was kept under 200 yards passing. The team-leading pass catcher was running back A.J. Dillion. Allen Lazard was out with injury, but the rest of the wide receivers were disappointing. One analyst thinks the Packers could look to the practice squad for help.
Lazard’s return will alleviate some problems with the Packers’ passing game. However, the current depth chart is filled with young talent. Their young talent is something quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been frustrated with since training camp. Rodgers’ fears were vindicated in Week 1 when Christian Watson dropped a sure touchdown pass.
One NFL writer has a solution for the Packers’ youthful woes at wide receiver. Chris Trapasso with CBS Sports thinks the Packers should look to promote wide receiver Travis Fulgham to the 53-man roster. Here’s what Trapasso had to say about the Packers practice squad member:
Fulgham, man did he ever get a raw deal over the past few seasons. And we’re a game away from everyone in Wisconsin losing their minds about the youthful Packers receiving corps that’s not quite on the same page as Aaron Rodgers. Now, sure, Fulgham and Rodgers don’t have a connection. Yet. Fulgham is at least experienced and feels like a relative unknown Rodgers would gravitate toward after a couple of beautifully executed back-shoulder grabs.
It wouldn’t hurt to try Fulgham
It’s an interesting proposition for Fulgham to get the promotion from the practice squad. He has had one good year in the NFL. Fulgham led the Philadelphia Eagles in receiving yards in 2020. But he’s been bounced around the league to a few practice squads since 2020. This August, Fulgham was recently signed to the Packers practice squad after the Denver Broncos cut him.
Fulgham is now in his fourth year in the NFL. The former sixth-round pick’s experience could help him gain Rodgers’ trust this season. The only worry is that he only had had one year of good ‘involvement as a starting wide receiver in the NFL. But that’s one year over Romeo Doubs and Watson. And a much better year than Amari Rodgers had in his rookie year.