Yancey signed with Tennessee on Saturday, according to his agent.
The Packers took Yancey in the fifth round coming out of Purdue in 2017, but he's never seen an NFL snap. He'll merely provide depth for the Titans, and for now is simply trying to make the team.
Yancey was officially waived by the Jets on Tuesday.
Yancey was originally re-signed by the Jets on the first day of 2019 after spending last season on the practice squad. The 2017 fifth-round pick hasn't played a regular-season game in his career. He logged 141 receptions, 2,344 yards and 20 touchdowns in 39 games in his college career for Purdue.
Yancey signed a future/reserve contract with the Jets on Monday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Yancey, a 2017 fifth-round selection, joined the Jets' practice squad in mid December after spending his rookie season on the Packers' practice squad. The Purdue product left school with 141 receptions, 2,344 yards and 20 touchdowns in 39 games.
Yancey was released from the Packers' practice squad Tuesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Yancey joined the Packers' practice squad a couple weeks ago because the team is dealing with numerous injuries at wide receiver, so this could be a sign that both Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) are on track to return after the bye week.
Yancey agreed to sign with the Packers' practice squad Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.
Yancey was originally cut by the Packers on Sept. 1 after spending all of the 2017 season with the team. The Green Bay receiving corps is banged up with Davante Adams (calf), Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion) all dealing with injuries. If any of the three miss Sunday's game against Detroit, Yancey could be a candidate to join the active roster.
The Packers waived Yancey on Saturday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
The writing was on the wall once the Packers selected three wideouts in April's draft, but Yancey will be a candidate to land back on the practice squad for a second consecutive year if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Yancey did not record a reception in Thursday's preseason win over the Steelers.
Yancey received just one target in Thursday's game, so he's now had a quiet two games to start the preseason. If Yancey wants to stand out among a group of young wide receivers and make the Packers' final roster, he'll have to start finding a way to make a bigger impact on the field.
Yancey caught two passes for 10 yards in Thursday's preseason opener.
Yancey got the start Thursday with Randall Cobb (ankle) out, but he had a quiet night while nearly all the players he is competing with for roster spots made an impact. Yancey will still have a few opportunities in the coming weeks to make some noise himself.
Yancey is working with the first team as a slot receiver again Wednesday, Aaron Nagler of the team's official site reports.
Yancey has slid into first-team reps thanks to Randall Cobb's ankle issues. Tuesday's criticism from Aaron Rodgers directed toward the younger receivers should serve as somewhat of a wakeup call for Yancey, whether targeted or not. Yancey won't hang onto first-team reps once Cobb is back, but there's a chance he could stick with the team during final roster cuts as a reserve option in the slot.
Yancey signed a future contract with the Packers on Tuesday.
Yancey spent all season on the practice squad after being taken in the fifth round of last year's draft, but he will get another chance to show the Packers what he can do in his second professional season.
Yancey was signed to the Packers' practice squad Sunday.
Yancey had some sleeper value over the summer as a fifth-round pick with the potential to grab the fourth spot on the depth chart in a quality passing attack, but he did not show enough to beat out any of the Packers' veteran receivers. The team liked him enough to keep him around, but for now he is essentially the seventh option at his position.
The Packers waived Yancey on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
A fifth-round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, Yancey may have been one of the tougher cuts for the Packers to make as they reduced the roster to 53 players. With Max McCaffrey and Malachi Dupre also getting the ax Saturday, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis have nailed down the last two spots at wideout. Yancey is a prime candidate to land on the Packers' practice squad, assuming he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Yancey did not catch a pass in Saturday's preseason victory over the Redskins.
Yancey played frequently in the exhibition opener but did not get many opportunities to get things going Saturday, as he was targeted just twice on 17 snaps, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Yancey's chances of making the cut are promising as a fifth-round pick, but for now, he remains part of a group of receivers competing for 2-3 roster spots to round out the receiver depth chart.
Yancey led all Green Bay skill-position players with 31 offensive snaps in Thursday's preseason opener against the Eagles, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
The wealth of playing time seemingly confirms that the fifth-round rookie is on the roster bubble, potentially competing with Trevor Davis, Max McCaffrey and fellow rookie Malachi Dupre (undisclosed) for one roster spot. Yancey certainly made his case in Thursday's game, hauling in three of four targets for a team-high 67 yards. McCaffrey had three catches for 60 yards on seven targets, while Davis went without a catch on two targets and Dupre left early with a potentially serious injury. Yancey is one step closer to a roster spot.
The Packers selected Yancey in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 175th overall.
A surprising Combine snub, Yancey is a player with the size (6-foot-2, 220 pounds), athleticism (4.5 40, 121-inch broad jump) and production to project as a potential fantasy factor in the NFL. Yancey is awkward after the catch and might not be able to play much over the middle, but he showed a unique ability to make plays downfield on the sidelines. Despite playing in a Purdue offense that was profoundly unable to throw downfield, Yancey turned 49 receptions into 951 yards and 10 touchdowns last year on 101 targets. Yancey will likely be a trendy dynasty dart pick as a Packer, and for good reason. If he makes this team, real opportunity should be there within a couple years, and the idea of teaming Yancey's deep game with Aaron Rodgers' arm is promising.
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