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The comeback story for Devin Funchess in Green Bay ended Wednesday.
The Packers placed Funchess on injured reserve, ending his 2021 season.
Funchess, who hasn’t played in a regular-season game in the NFL since Week 1 in 2019, was dealing with a hamstring injury suffered during training camp.
The veteran receiver enjoyed a strong start to the preseason, catching six passes for 70 yards against the Houston Texans. He missed Saturday’s game against the New York Jets because of the hamstring injury.
Because Funchess was placed on injured reserve now, he is not eligible to be designated for return. The Packers could pursue an injury settlement, which would remove him from injured reserve.
Funchess signed with the Packers in 2020 and returned in 2021, but it appears he will never appear in a regular-season game for the team.
Funchess, a second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2015, suffered a collarbone injury in 2019 and then opted out of the 2020 season.
In other roster moves made Wednesday, the Packers released receiver Chris Blair and signed defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson and cornerback Stephen Denmark.