NFL: The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of a new era. The new-look 2023 Packers offense has a ton of talented young weapons. Headlined by Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs, this group looks to mesh with Jordan Love over the next few years in hopes of becoming a lethal aerial attack. However, today it was reported that one wide receiver will be starting the year on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
Green Bay Packers Place Wide Receiver Jeff Cotton On PUP List
According to ESPN’s Jason Wilde:
According to the official NFL transaction wire, the Packers placed OLB Rashan Gary, CB Eric Stokes, C Jake Hanson and WR Jeff Cotton on the physically unable to perform list to start camp and WR Grant DuBose and TE Camren McDonald on the non-football injury list
In Jeff Cotton’s short NFL career, he has worn the uniform of four different teams. He spent his college days at Idaho before he was signed as an Un-drafted Free Agent by the Los Angeles Chargers following the 2020 NFL Draft.
He was waived by the Chargers after training camp and signed to their practice squad. Seeing no regular season action, after the 2020 season, he was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, he was again waived following camp and signed to the practice squad. This time around Cotton received an elevation to the active roster to make his NFL debut on January 2nd, 2022. But after camp the following summer, he was again waived.
After this stint, Cotton was signed to the practice squad of the Arizona Cardinals but was released off the practice squad six days later. He went unemployed for two months until the Green Bay Packers signed him to their practice squad on November 9th, 2022.
Will Jeff Cotton Make The 53-Man Roster? (NFL)
In the last two drafts, the Green Bay Packers have selected six Wide Receivers. Christian Watson looks to be the Packers premiere receiver heading in to 2023. Romeo Doubs will closely follow after proving himself in 2022, and 2nd round pick Jayden Reed will likely be next in line.
Other 2022 Draft pick, Samori Toure showed some brilliant flashes in his rookie season, and 5th round pick Dontayvion Wicks will likely earn himself a roster spot as well given his draft investment. It is possible that 7th round pick Grant DuBose earns a spot in the competition as well if not for his absence from OTAs due to injury.
So, that makes five Wide Receiver spots all but guaranteed on the final roster. It is certainly possible the Packers keep six Wide Receivers given the inexperience at the position and need for depth. So, that leaves Jeff Cotton battling Grant DuBose, and likely Bo Melton for that final position.
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