Packers To Sign WR Seth Roberts

The Packers are set to sign wide receiver Seth Roberts, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com (Twitter link). To make the numbers work, he’ll first be added to the practice squad before promoted to the varsity squad.

Roberts got a one-year, $3.75MM deal from the Panthers back in March, and ended up only catching four passes for 31 yards for the team. The Panthers started shopping Roberts in August, but they couldn’t find any takers. He lasted nearly half-a-season before being released earlier this week.

A 2014 UDFA from West Alabama, Roberts spent the first five years of his career in Oakland. He had some real success with the Raiders, notching at least 397 yards in four straight seasons from 2015-18. He also had five touchdowns in two of those campaigns. He spent last year with the Ravens and finished with 271 yards and two scores. All in all, Roberts has notched 183 catches, 2,128 yards, and 15 touchdowns over the course of his career.

Roberts’ Green Bay debut could come on Sunday when the 5-1 Packers face the 1-5 Vikings.

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  1. sigmanj

    Dumb. He is no better than EQ and will stunt his growth in practice and games. I’d be down for a Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Alshon Jeffry type trade. If you are going to add now, a guy with pedestrian stats on bad teams isn’t the way to go.

    • HailRodgers12$

      Don’t know the exact figures off the top of my head, but Jeffrey I believe has a rather large cap figure. That alone puts him way down the list for me.
      Also, if they don’t know what they have in EQ by now, maybe it’s time to let another team find out from here. Shoot, MVS has at least been on the field and it’s hard to say he’s made any significant progress in year 3 (which many said is when wr’s make noticeable strides..).
      I’d prefer stills or Fuller, but let’s be honest. The odds of Gute making a trade for an established player AND giving up draft capital to get one I believe are about as good as me hitting the Powerball jackpot tomorrow.

  2. wagner13

    I would still inquire about one of Houston’s free agent receivers, whether it be Fuller or Stills. Adams is a great route runner, but disappears whenever he gets double teamed in man coverage (Tampa game). An elite deep threat would take some attention away and give Rodgers another weapon

    • Bearmeat

      Totally. I’d take any of their top 4. Even Cobb… although his speed is gone, at least he can beat coverage in a phone booth.

  3. Bearmeat

    Good Lord. THIS is the rumor of the “player” we’re looking for?

    Gute, our WRs blow goats. Find someone who can beat his man regularly off the ball. Preferably someone with good deep speed too. 2 playmakers on a unit isn’t enough.

    • mlbnyyfan

      Packers need to go after Julio Jones or AJ Green to put them over the top. I would even suggest Golden Tate but don’t think he’s a difference maker like the other two.

      • HailRodgers12$

        Green’s salary, recent injury history and below average production add up to stay away from him.

        Jones also has a salary it would be difficult for GB to absorb. Nevermind that BGutey would have to part with a pretty high draft pick (and more) to pry him away from Atlanta.

        I just don’t like Tate, so I’m not even going to look at his contract numbers to decide if he might make sense.

      • afsooner02

        Too expensive, too old and too hurt….no thanks for what it would cost to get either.

    • JobuKnows

      Davante Adams blows? One of the best WR when healthy. Lazard is a solid 3 on the rise before injury, expected back week 9. “Our” receiving corps is average without a number 2 is more logical

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