The Green Bay Packers are reportedly expected to sign former Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers receiver Devin Funchess in free agency.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network shared the news on Tuesday evening.
The #Packers are expected to sign WR Devin Funchess, per sources. A big body on the perimeter for Aaron Rodgers.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 24, 2020
Last season, Funchess signed a one-year contract with Indianapolis. Unfortunately for him and the Colts, he appeared in only one game, catching three passes for 32 yards, before breaking his collarbone and missing the rest of the season on injured reserve.
In his previous four seasons, the former second-round pick out of Michigan started 40 games for the Panthers. He had one very impressive season in 2017 when he hauled in 63 passes for 840 yards and eight touchdowns. Overall, Funchess has caught 164 passes for 2,265 yards and 21 touchdowns in five seasons as a pro.
Even though he’s not a top-tier player, Funchess could be the big body in the red zone the Packers thought they had when they signed tight end Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal ahead of the 2018 season.