The Green Bay Packers didn’t make any flashy moves at wide receiver this offseason. The most notable signing was Devin Funchess to a one-year deal, but he decided to opt-out due to COVID-19 concerns. The Packers went to work after Funchess opted-out and brought in former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Malik Turner.
Due to the panademic, if a team brings in a player for an interview, they pretty much have to come to an agreement on a deal. Today, it was made official that Turner will be with the Packers for training camp and fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 11, 2020
Just this past season, the 24-year old recorded 245 yards on 15 receptions and one touchdown in 15 games. In April, Turner received an exclusive-rights free agent tender with the Seahawks to comeback for another year, but the Seahawks rescinded the tender, making Turner a free agent.
Now GB wants him back as teams can’t bring in FAs for interviews unless they intend to sign them
— Greg Williams (@GregWilliams28) August 10, 2020
The Packers brought in Turner for a tryout in 2018, but was unsuccessful on joining the team and would later sign with the Seahawks. Now the UDFA from Illinois is back with the Packers and hopefully with what he has down in Seattle, then proving his worth in training camp, Turner is ready to get to work with eyes on making the final roster.