The Packers find themselves getting thin at wide receiver. Christian Watson is dealing with a hamstring injury and Randall Cobb looks to be out for some time with an ankle injury. Sammy Watkins could come off the IR this week but it is unclear if he will. Juwann Winfree hasn’t impressed and who knows what is going on with Samori Toure. Because of all of the injuries, the Packers are working out free agent WR, Ty Fryfogle, this week.
Packers Working Out Free Agent WR Ty Fryfogle
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 17, 2022
The Packers are working out Ty Fryfogle, an undrafted free agent out of Indiana. He was in Cowboys camp before suffering a hamstring injury and being cut. Fryfogle is a big receiver at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds. His stats at Indiana were decent. Ty Fryfogle caught 37 passes for 721 yards and seven scores his senior year. Those are pretty good for a team that spends most of its time at the bottom of the Big Ten. At this point, the Packers will try anything to get a spark at the wide receiver position.
What About Other WRs?
The Packers seem determined not to spend a lot on additional wide receivers. Robbie Anderson was available, costed draft capital to get. This is similar to any other receiver the Packers would trade for. The Packers tend to like their draft picks so I see it as unlikely that the Packers spend them in trades. Odell Beckham Jr. and Will Fuller would cost a little more than an undrafted rookie. While the Packers have some flexibility, I respect being frugal and working out Ty Fryfogle. However, this team is in win-now mode. At this point, the Packers should be throwing the kitchen sink in order to turn this season around.
This also might be due diligence from the Packers. One of their scouts might’ve seen something in Ty Fryfogle, so the front office decided to bring him in. A workout costs nothing but time. Maybe his workout is fantastic and he ends up being a difference-maker. If not, it cost the Packers nothing. Maybe Ty Fryfogle is the answer or maybe it is another free agent. At this point, the Packers need to try something to turn this season around.