Packers WR Devin Funchess To Opt Out

The Packers bypassed receiver prospects in the draft after signing Devin Funchess. But the recent acquisition will not play for Green Bay this season. He will opt out, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter).

Funchess signed a one-year, $2.5MM deal that contained incentives that could have bumped the value north of $6MM. That contract will toll to 2021. If Funchess does not face a heightened risk of encountering COVID-19 complications, he will receive a $150K stipend. Funchess, 26, confirmed family members have experienced significant issues with the coronavirus (Twitter link).

Green Bay attempted to trade up with teams for a receiver in Round 2 of the draft but surprisingly exited the virtual selection event without taking a single wideout. Funchess was no sure thing, considering his inconsistent Panthers track record and injury-shortened Colts season. Tuesday’s news should prompt the Packers to make a move at this position. Their sans-Funchess depth chart looks a lot like last season’s, which featured just one player — Davante Adams — eclipsing 500 yards. That had not previously happened in a Packers non-strike-shortened season since 1977.

Funchess played in one game for the Colts last season. The five-year veteran, however, combined to post 1,389 yards and 12 touchdowns between the 2017-18 campaigns.

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15 comments on “Packers WR Devin Funchess To Opt Out

  1. JJB0811

    Aaron Rogers’ frown is going to be epic this year! Setting up for 3 & 10 and either going screen or PA to the TE.

    • wagner13

      It’s a shame they don’t have any pass-catching depth. They have such a talented runningback rotation and offensive line, yet they felt the need to draft Rodgers’ replacement with 4 years left on his contract…

      • JJB0811

        It was a preposterous decision. Nothing against the new QB, but they have a very expensive & very good one starting now. Give him help.

  2. Thronson5

    Man, they are dropping like flies. This is crazy. I don’t blame them necessarily but still crazy

  3. HailRodgers12$

    Good thing wr have those capable 3rd year guys who are gonna break out this season…

    Plus the UDFA & that dude from the CFL or xfl or wherever he was from.

    This just means they get more opportunities to show their skills in preseason…

  4. metsie1

    Have any professional athlete been hospitalized for coronavirus? Just curious. I know Ewing went into the hospital for a couple days. I am not aware of any from the current major sports.

    • Chris

      Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez is suffering from myocarditis most likely caused by Covid.

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