Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Devin Funchess expected to sign with Green Bay Packers

Green Bay have added another weapon to Aaron Rodgers’ arsenal for their upcoming season as they sign wide receiver Devin Funchess.

The 25-year-old Michigan alumni was originally a second-round draft pick for the Carolina Panthers in 2015 and was with them for four years.

He had a relatively productive time with the Panthers, wracking up 2,233 yards from 161 receptions with 21 touchdowns.

His best season came in 2017 when he put up eight touchdowns with 840 yards.

Devin Funchess is coming back from injury

Last season, he signed a one year $10 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts but missed most of the season after suffering a broken collarbone.

Devin Funchess is the third free agency signing this year along with linebacker Christian Kirksey and offensive lineman Rick Wagner.

The Green Bay Packers and head coach Matt LaFleur will be trying to build on their surprising success of last season when they made it to the NFC Championship game before being beaten by the San Francisco 49ers.

Funchess should help mitigate the lack of depth at receiver level after the Packers released Jimmy Graham and only really rely on Davante Adams through the air.

Funchess played tight end at Michigan and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers as a 6ft 4ins 225-pound big body wide receiver which worked reasonably well.

He should make a similarly big target for Aaron Rodgers come the regular season and help take pressure off their explosive running game.

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Katie Feehan
Born in Yorkshire, Katie is a freelance journalist currently based in York. As a keen sports writer, Katie has a diploma in Multimedia Journalism from the Press Association and has worked on the busy Newcastle Chronicle sports desk. She has also written for Gateshead FC and contributed to various websites including HITC and Give Me Sport.

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