Funchess (collarbone) has agreed to a one-year contract with the Packers, Jason Wilde of The Wisconsin State Journal reports. Funchess is signing a one-year deal for a second straight offseason, following a lost year in Indianapolis where he never made it back from injured reserve after suffering a broken collarbone Week 1. He should have plenty of time to recover before the 2020 campaign, likely challenging fellow big-bodied wideout Allen Lazard for the starting job opposite No. 1 target Davante Adams. The Green Bay offense still figures to go through Adams and the running backs, but there's potential for another receiving weapon to establish mainstream fantasy value (even though it didn't quite work out that way last year).
Funchess (collarbone) is expected to sign with the Packers in the near future, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The particulars of Funchess' pending deal with Green Bay aren't yet known, but he'll likely be forced to settle for a one- or two-year deal with a modest amount of guaranteed money after a broken collarbone kept him sidelined for all but one game with the Colts last season. Assuming he finalizes a contract and proves healthy for the start of camp, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Funchess could contend for a starting role in a Packers wideout corps that often lacked reliable options beyond top target Davante Adams in 2019. The 25-year-old turned in his best season in 2017 with the Panthers, recording 63 catches for 840 yards and eight touchdowns while playing all 16 games.
General manager Chris Ballard suggested Funchess (collarbone) could re-sign with the Colts during the offseason, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Funchess was unable to make good on his one-year, $10 million contract, missing the Colts' final 15 games after suffering a broken collarbone Week 1 and requiring surgery. He should be healthy before the start of the new league year in mid-March, and it sounds like the Colts would consider re-signing him at a lower price.
Funchess (collarbone) won't be activated from injured reserve this season, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports. Funchess broke his collarbone near the end of the Colts' season-opening loss to the Chargers, resulting in a move to injured reserve. The Colts opened his 21-day window to return to the 53-man roster on Nov. 13, but despite getting some on-field reps the last three weeks, Funchess will miss the rest of the campaign, as the plate inserted to stabilize his collarbone didn't work out as hoped, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Funchess is one of four Indianapolis wideouts on IR, joining Chester Rogers (knee), Daurice Fountain (ankle) and Steve Ishmael (knee).
The Colts don't plan to activate Funchess (collarbone) from injured reserve prior to the Dec. 4 deadline to do so, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Funchess has been sidelined since fracturing his collarbone in the season opener, but the Colts cleared him to resume practicing Nov. 13 with the expectation that he would eventually rejoin the 53-man roster. As Rapoport notes, Funchess's collarbone hasn't quite healed as Indianapolis anticipated, with the plate the wideout had inserted into his shoulder apparently not remedying the situation. With Funchess now in line to miss the rest of the season, the Colts will continue to rely on Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson, Chester Rogers and Parris Campbell (hand) to fill out their receiver ranks when top option T.Y. Hilton (calf) is healthy again.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/28||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|6||10/18||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|9||11/06||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|3 Year Avg||66||37||474||4||26||12.81||71|