Packers could be about to bring back former wide receiver

Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur - Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur - Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports /

Are the Green Bay Packers about to make a wide receiver move?

It’s possible.

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, former Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison was in Green Bay for a workout on Tuesday.

The former undrafted free agent spent four seasons in Green Bay between 2016 and ’19, catching 89 passes for 1,045 yards and six touchdowns.

He would then sign with the Detroit Lions in 2020. Allison opted out of the 2020 season. In 2021, he played in three games but had zero receptions on two targets.

Allison signed with the Atlanta Falcons this past May, but was released in August.

If the Packers bring back Allison, it’s unclear where he would fit on the depth chart.

It’s unlikely to be a special teams move. Allison hasn’t got much experience on punt or kick returns.

But if it’s to help the offense, where does Allison fit on the depth chart?

The Packers have Allen Lazard, Christian Watson, Randall Cobb, and Sammy Watkins available. Romeo Doubs should return from injury in the coming weeks. Samori Toure has also played well when given opportunities this season.

Green Bay has Juwann Winfree on the practice squad and recently signed Dede Westbrook.

It would be a surprising move as Allison has barely played in the regular season since leaving Green Bay. It’s not like he has a ton of experience in Matt LaFleur’s offense, either, having only spent one season with the Packers under LaFleur.

It remains to be seen whether the Packers and Allison come to a deal. Just because he was in for a workout, it doesn’t mean the team plans to sign him.

Signing Allison would be a surprising move, and there’s no guarantee he would get many snaps on offense given the depth the Packers have at wide receiver.

We’ll see. Should Green Bay re-sign Allison?