Packers still considering adding wide receiver before season

Chester Rogers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Chester Rogers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

The Packers are visiting with Devin Smith and Chester Rogers.

No position on the Green Bay Packers‘ roster has received attention quite like wide receiver this year. Will they, won’t they was the question being asked through free agency and the draft.

The Packers signed Devin Funchess, but he’s since opted out of the 2020 season like many other players around the league did due to the ongoing pandemic.

Just over a week away from the Packers’ first game of the regular season against the Minnesota Vikings, it seems they are again open to adding another wide receiver to the roster after hosting two free agents for workouts.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Packers are working out Devin Smith, who was a second-round pick in 2015 and was recently cut by the Dallas Cowboys. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Packers are also visiting with Chester Rogers, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts.

These potential moves likely wouldn’t do much for the top of the depth chart. The top three receivers behind Davante Adams will likely be Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown, although in what order remains to be seen.

The depth behind this group becomes a little more uncertain. Currently, Jake Kumerow, Reggie Begelton, and Darrius Shepherd are among the receivers competing for the final one or two spots available on the 53-man roster, which will be finalized tomorrow.

Maybe Smith or Rogers could make the roster as the fifth or sixth receiver on the depth chart.

Smith has been hit with some awful injury luck since entering the NFL. He’s suffered a torn ACL twice, both while he was with the New York Jets. As a result, he’s only featured in 18 regular-season games over five years, catching 15 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns.

Rogers has more NFL experience with 111 receptions in 53 career games with the Colts. Rogers’ best season was in 2018 when he made 53 catches for 485 yards and two touchdowns.

Should the Packers sign either Smith or Rogers?