Green Bay Packers finally added some badly-needed wide receiver depth to their roster. Packers claimed Travis Fulgham off waivers from Detroit Lions while also being close to finalizing a deal with former Seattle Seahawks wideout Malik Turner.
Fulgham was Lions’ sixth-round pick in 2019 but didn’t manage to make an impression in his first season in Detroit. He made an appearance in three games, spending just 63 total offensive snaps on the field and failing to record a single reception.
Packers, however, are probably hoping that the 24-year-old player can rediscover his form from college. Fulgham finished his senior year with Old Dominion with 63 catches for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns.
Turner, on the other hand, hasn’t officially joined Green Bay, but the deal is reportedly imminent. The Illinois product worked out for Packers last week, and general manager Brian Gutekunst indicated that he is set to join the team after clearing out necessary protocols.
Turner played 15 games with Seattle in 2019, making three starts and finishing the year with 15 catches for 245 yards and one TD. The Seahawks placed an exclusive rights free agent tender on the player at the end of the season but ended rescinding it in April.
While adding Fulgham and Turner will benefit Packers’ depth, these moves won’t exactly help the team to get any closer to Super Bowl appearance. Green Bay was expected to draft a wideout in a WR-loaded draft this year, but the organization opted to take quarterback Jordan Love in the first round instead.