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Green Bay Packers Place Devin Funchess On Injured Reserve

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Green Bay Packers have set their 80-man roster on Tuesday, Aug. 26, but have made other moves regarding their roster heading into their last preseason matchup.

The Packers have placed veteran wide receiver Devin Funchess on injured reserve. Funchess season comes to an end unless there’s an injury settlement.

An injury settlement will allow Funchess to sign elsewhere when healthy, but it seems like his time with the Packers is over after never playing a regular-season game.

Funchess had an impressive training camp and Week 1 matchup against the Houston Texans. However, the second-year Packers receiver hit a snag in a joint practice with the New York Jets.

According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Funchess “pulled up lame on the sideline” after making a catch, grabbed his hamstring, and attempted to walk it off.

Funchess signed a one-year deal with the Packers in 2020 but decided to opt out of the NFL season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 21, 2021, Funchess agreed to take a pay cut to remain with the Packers.

The Packers also released another wide receiver, Chris Blair.

In corresponding moves, the Packers signed defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson and cornerback Stephen Denmark.

Anderson is a second-year player out of Bucknell and originally signed with the Chicago Bears in 2018. Denmark is a first-year player out of Valdosta State and was originally drafted by the Bears in the seventh round in the 2019 draft.

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