Packers announce signing of WR Devin Funchess

The Green Bay Packers have dipped into free agency at the wide receiver position but the name they plucked out isn’t one that has been talked about much.

The club announced Thursday afternoon that it had signed Devin Funchess to a contract. The deal is reportedly one-year at $2.5 million.

The Michigan product missed all but one game last season for the Indianapolis Colts after breaking his collarbone in Week 1. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Funchess had 161 catches in four seasons with the Carolina Panthers after being taken in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He also had 21 touchdowns, including a career-high eight in 2017. That was the soon-to-be 26-year-old’s best overall season, as he posted 63 catches for 840 yards (13.3 yards per reception.)

Funchess’ 164 career catches are the second-most among the wide receivers currently on Green Bay’s roster. He’ll wear No. 11.

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