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Just now, Brit Pack said:

Was he cut from the Colts or did they keep him for his full one year deal?

He was IR'ed almost immediately.

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1 minute ago, Brit Pack said:

Was he cut from the Colts or did they keep him for his full one year deal?

EDIT - He broken collarbone week 1 and finished the season on IR

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Packerraymond said:

He's not fast, but the 38.5" vert with the sub 7 second three cone intrigued me coming out. I had an early 2nd grade on him. 

I wonder if LaFleur liked him as a big slot. We've heard consistently how he prefers a big body there.

I mean if this is legit it certainly seems likely.  Their receiving corps is almost entirely 6'4"+ at this point, and with EQ and Funchess you have a couple good options for that big slot.  Could possibly even play Lazard there, although I really gotta go back and watch him because I have no real sense of what he looks like running routes.  I personally don't love the direction they're going, but if all Aaron has on the roster is big jump ball types maybe he'll actually throw a few.

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1 minute ago, Brit Pack said:

Was he cut from the Colts or did they keep him for his full one year deal?

He was on IR so I think they technically kept him.

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1 minute ago, Wyld Stallyns said:

He tore his ACL week 1 and finished the season on IR

Gol Darnit. Wiki told me it was a collarbone.

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Perriman went to the Jets just now too. $8m for one season. Guess they were waiting on Robby too.

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Just now, HighCalebR said:

Gol Darnit. Wiki told me it was a collarbone.

I edited it, I had ACL on my mind collarbone was shattered 

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2 minutes ago, MrBobGray said:

I mean if this is legit it certainly seems likely.  Their receiving corps is almost entirely 6'4"+ at this point, and with EQ and Funchess you have a couple good options for that big slot.  Could possibly even play Lazard there, although I really gotta go back and watch him because I have no real sense of what he looks like running routes.  I personally don't love the direction they're going, but if all Aaron has on the roster is big jump ball types maybe he'll actually throw a few.

I think Davante really gives us the flexibility. We were definitely interested in Sanders so it's not like they hate the littler guys.

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15 minutes ago, Sasquatch said:

Some Funchess highlights, including some impressive work against Randall a few years back!

See I'd feel better about it if he wasn't wearing Randall like a shirt through the entirety of both of those routes.  His ability to go up and get it and catch the ball through contact is excellent, but that's not a skill set that's particularly consistent or one that plays well with what Rodgers likes to do.  Still though, man can catch the hell out of a contested ball.

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I like this move.  Don’t get what’s not to like.  He’s a veteran who has had success in the league.  We’ve got our #1, we just need to not suck at 2-4, and now we won’t.  Add another one in the draft and we’re good.

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2 minutes ago, MrBobGray said:

See I'd feel better about it if he wasn't wearing Randall like a shirt through the entirety of both of those routes.  His ability to go up and get it and catch the ball through contact is excellent, but that's not a skill set that's particularly consistent or one that plays well with what Rodgers likes to do.  Still though, man can catch the hell out of a contested ball.

How is he as a route runner?

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If Rodgers doesn't start taking advantage of his corps abilities we ain't winning ****. I'm fine with having him as a WR3. He'll probably be quite cheap as well, which would allow us signing someone on the defensive side.

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2 minutes ago, MrBobGray said:

See I'd feel better about it if he wasn't wearing Randall like a shirt through the entirety of both of those routes.  His ability to go up and get it and catch the ball through contact is excellent, but that's not a skill set that's particularly consistent or one that plays well with what Rodgers likes to do.  Still though, man can catch the hell out of a contested ball.

He’s not a speedster, which explains his lack of separation on Randall and some others.  Thinking I read he was a TE at some point.  But damn man, he makes difficult catches look academic.  Guessing his drops were less technical, and maybe lack of focus?  

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