It’s July, which means the return of Green Bay Packers training camp is almost here.
Rookies will report to training camp in less than two weeks, and we’ll finally get to see the Packers players back on the practice field. Head coach Matt LaFleur will be aiming to lead this team beyond the NFC Championship Game, the round where they’ve suffered consecutive playoff exits.
The season opener against the New Orleans Saints isn’t all that far away. After a long offseason, it suddenly feels like the return of football is just around the corner.
So when training camp officially gets underway a couple of weeks from now, which Packers players should we be watching closely?
10. Devin Funchess, WR
After opting out last season, we’ll finally get to see Devin Funchess in action this year.
Funchess has the talent to make an impact in LaFleur’s offense, but it’s not guaranteed he’ll make the 53-man roster. Funchess has only played in one regular-season game since 2018, so it’ll be interesting to see how quickly he gets back to his best at training camp.
Outside of Davante Adams, it’s unclear how LaFleur will distribute the snaps at wide receiver this season now that Funchess and rookie Amari Rodgers are added to the mix.
Funchess can have an important role for the Packers. I’m interested to see how LaFleur uses him during training camp.