3 Packers who could be cut before playing a snap in 2021

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WR Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess hasn’t played a lot of football in recent seasons.

After signing with the Indianapolis Colts in 2019, an injury limited him to just one game. He caught three passes for 32 yards and became a free agent again in the offseason. The Packers signed him last spring but Funchess opted out of the 2020 season.

Even with the Packers now back on the practice field for OTAs, Funchess hasn’t been out there. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Funchess was again one of five wide receivers not in attendance at OTAs this week.

There will be competition for snaps at wide receiver this season.

Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Allen Lazard will all have featured roles on offense. Behind them, there will be competition from third-round pick Amari Rodgers, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Funchess.

The Packers signed Funchess for a reason in 2020, but he hasn’t played a lot of football the past two years. This spring, the team drafted Rodgers in the third round and he should see plenty of opportunities early on.

Funchess can provide some more depth at the wide receiver position, but the Packers can also save around $1.2 million in cap room by releasing him, according to Over The Cap.

With good depth at receiver, it’s no guarantee Funchess will be on the roster by Week 1.