Packers News: Malik Turner adds more competition at wide receiver

Malik Turner (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Malik Turner (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

The Packers have signed wide receiver Malik Turner.

The Green Bay Packers continue to add more competition at the wide receiver position.

With Devin Funchess opting out of the 2020 season, many wondered whether Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst would be actively searching for more talent at wide receiver before the start of the regular season.

Well, the answer is yes. Earlier this week, the Packers claimed wide receiver Travis Fulgham off waivers. And now they’ve added more talent.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Packers are signing free agent wide receiver Malik Turner.

This move doesn’t come as a surprise as Turner visited with the team last week, which was a sign the Packers would be adding him to the roster in the near future.

Turner has spent the past two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. In 2019, he made 15 receptions for 245 yards and a touchdown. He made three starts for the Seahawks last season and played in 15 games.

It seems Green Bay is looking to add as much competition at wide receiver as possible.

The Packers will need to make room on the roster so it’s possible they’ll have to cut a wide receiver to bring in Turner. But they could enter their first training camp practice with as many as 11 wide receivers on the roster with the addition of Turner and Fulgham.

And that’s not a bad idea. We know Davante Adams is the number one receiver, and the top four will likely include Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown.

But beyond that, there is a lack of experience at wide receiver. After not adding much talent to the position outside of Funchess, who won’t be playing this year, creating competition at training camp is a good move.

It’ll be interesting to see both Turner and Fulgham in action throughout training camp. Can one of the Packers’ two new wide receivers make the 53-man roster?