GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst met with the media Monday, just six days before he would have to make five roster moves to get his team down to the mandatory 80 players to proceed through camp. It also gave him only one practice to watch (Saturday's opener) before deciding. Some players could end up on season-ending injured lists, but Gutekunst knows he’ll have to make some hard decisions based only on a virtual spring and conditioning work the last few weeks.
On Monday, the Green Bay Packers made their first addition at wide receiver since Devin Funchess’ decision to opt out came down about two weeks ago. That acquisition is not the signing of free agent Malik Turner, who reportedly met with the Packers recently, but instead a waiver claim on wideout Travis Fulgham. The Detroit Lions waived Fulgham on Sunday, a year and change after selecting him in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
A unique and valuable skillset and an opportunity at an important position combine to make receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling an increasingly critical player for the Green Bay Packers in 2020. Coach Matt LaFleur understands how important Valdes-Scantling could be for the Packers offense this season, especially after what can only be described as a disappointing second campaign. We need him to be a consistent performer for us.