Packers should sign free agent receiver Kenny Stills

Kenny Stills - Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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The Packers should sign Kenny Stills.

Earlier this season, the Green Bay Packers had interest in trading for Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller.

The trade deadline came and went and no deal was made. Now, another receiver who caught passes from Deshaun Watson this season should interest the Packers.

Kenny Stills is a free agent after clearing waivers earlier this week. For the Packers, signing Stills would make a ton of sense.

Green Bay has a talented trio at wide receiver with Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Allen Lazard. Equanimeous St. Brown has made a couple of plays in recent weeks, but overall, the Packers lack depth behind their top wide receivers.

Stills would immediately make this offense better. He would give the Packers another talented, experienced pass catcher who is good enough to become the number two or three receiver in this offense at some point.

While not the game-changing receiver Fuller is, Stills would be the perfect complement for Green Bay’s passing game.

Stills has 310 receptions and 37 touchdowns in his career. He’s still only 28 years old and ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine.

With his speed, he would give the Packers another deep threat. Stills has nine touchdown catches of more than 50 yards in his career.

Last season, Stills was an important part of the Texans offense with 40 catches for 561 yards and four touchdowns. But with Houston adding Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb this past offseason, there have been fewer opportunities for Stills, which led to the team moving on.

In Green Bay, Stills would have more chances to play. And getting to catch passes from Aaron Rodgers in one of the league’s best offenses would be a great opportunity.

The Packers need wide receiver help. Stills needs a new team.

The decision should be an easy one for GM Brian Gutekunst. Green Bay can get the help it needs by signing a talented and experienced receiver, while Stills gets the opportunity to play for a contender.