There’s been a lot of talk this offseason about whether or not the Green Bay Packers should add another wide receiver to their roster.
Most of the talk has centered around whether or not the Packers should try to add a No. 1 wide receiver to replace Davante Adams. The opportunity for a move like that, however, has seemingly passed.
Green Bay could still add some depth, though. And NFL.com has a specific player in mind that the Packers could sign.
Marc Ross, an analyst from NFL.com, suggested this week that Green Bay sign free agent wide receiver Will Fuller.
Aaron Rodgers is in camp without Davante Adams for the first time since 2013. His top receiving options at the moment? Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, second-round rookie Christian Watson and Sammy Watkins, who already dealt with a minor hamstring issue in camp. While the quarterback says he likes “the guys that we got,” the Packers still need more at the position. Fuller appeared in just two games last season, missing time because of a suspension, a personal matter and a finger injury. The speed merchant is in need of a fresh start. As a low-risk/high-reward player who can stretch the field, Fuller’s a good fit for the offense. Of course, he faces the same question that dogs Watkins: Can he stay available?
This wouldn’t be a bad move by Green Bay. Fuller has a long injury history, so he’s a bit of a gamble. But the Packers can stand to take that gamble because they wouldn’t be signing Fuller to be one of Aaron Rodgers’ top targets.
Instead, Fuller could be a “change of pace” wide receiver. He has elite speed — beyond elite, really — that can be used to bring a different element to Green Bay’s offense.
Fuller is never going to be “the guy”. He’s too one-dimensional and he can’t stay healthy on a consistent basis. But he’s still capable of making some big plays. And I think he’d be a nice weapon for Rodgers’ to have at his disposal.
A one-year “prove it” deal wouldn’t be a bad option here. And who knows, maybe Fuller puts it all together and finally reaches his potential. It’s not likely, but it’s certainly possible.
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