The Packers’ wide receiver situation generated considerable interest during the offseason. The team made another addition to the group Wednesday, claiming Travis Fulgham off waivers, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. In cutting their roster down to 85 players, the Broncos waived Fulgham on Tuesday.
With the Broncos since last year, Fulgham spent time learning Nathaniel Hackett‘s Packers-style offense this offseason. He was unable to make a sufficient impression in Denver, however, having not recorded a catch in a game with the team. Although Fulgham played in just one Broncos regular-season contest, he is better known for his Eagles fill-in work.
The 2020 Eagles ran into rampant injury trouble at the receiver position, thrusting Fulgham into regular duty early that season. The Old Dominion alum caught 38 passes for 539 yards and four touchdowns in part-time work that year. This included a stretch with a 152-yard game against the Steelers and three more contests with 70-plus yards. Fulgham posted a game-winning touchdown against the 49ers the week prior to his Pittsburgh outburst.
Eagles regulars returning relegated Fulgham to a lesser role later that year, however, but that remains an interesting receiver run. The Packers, of course, traded away Davante Adams and lost Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency, injecting considerable uncertainty into their receiving corps. Still, Fulgham would appear to profile as a depth piece at best in Green Bay. The Packers drafted three wideouts, a group headed by Christian Watson and swiftly progressing fourth-rounder Romeo Doubs, and still have Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Amari Rodgers and UFA add Sammy Watkins in the mix.