Packers signing WR Robert Foster to the practice squad

Robert Foster (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Robert Foster (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

The Packers are signing WR Robert Foster to the practice squad.

As expected, the Green Bay Packers aren’t finished adding talent at wide receiver.

According to Matt Zenitz of, the Packers are signing receiver Robert Foster to their practice squad. Foster spent the past two seasons with the Buffalo Bills after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

Coincidentally, former Packers receiver Jake Kumerow is heading in the other direction and is reportedly being signed to the Bills’ practice squad.

According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers have also signed wide receivers Reggie Begelton and Darius Shepherd to the practice squad. Both players missed out on the 53-man roster.

There’s a lot to like about the move to sign Foster by the Packers.

Foster has great speed and averages 20.2 yards per catch after two seasons in the NFL. In his rookie year, he caught 27 passes for 541 yards and three touchdowns.

Foster is a deep threat and has lightning speed. At the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds.

On the practice squad, Foster will have time to learn the system with the chance to make the 53-man roster later on. If he gets any game time in the regular season, defenses will have to be aware of his ability to make big plays down the field.

The Packers currently have five wide receivers on the 53-man roster: Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Malik Taylor. It’s also fair to include running back Tyler Ervin in that group as he’ll likely spend a lot of time lined up as a receiver.

It isn’t surprising to see Green Bay sign Foster to the practice squad after Kumerow signed to the Bills’ practice squad and Malik Turner was claimed by the Dallas Cowboys.