Packers Appear to Bolster WR Corps by Signing Former Seahawk

The Green Bay Packers have signed former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Malik Turner.
The Green Bay Packers have signed former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Malik Turner. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

It's no secret that the Green Bay Packers could use some help at wide receiver. Davante Adams is one of the NFL's best at the position, but the team could really use somebody (or a couple somebodies) stepping up alongside him.

It seems on Monday like they've added another body to the WR room for training camp, bringing in former Seattle Seahawk Malik Turner.

Green Bay brought Turner in for a visit, which suggests the team will be signing him, as clubs can only bring in players for visits with the intent to sign them.

Turner is obviously not a big-name player or a splashy addition, but this is an interesting low-risk move. Turner got on the field for 242 offensive snaps in his 2019 sophomore season in Seattle, turning 22 targets into 15 receptions, 245 yards and 1 touchdown. He also contributed on special teams, playing on 37 percent of the Seahawks' special teams snaps for the year.

In his small body of work last year, Turner showed some real flashes of potential. Pro Football Focus gave him a solid receiving grade of 65.5 — better than Packers wideouts Marquez Valdes-Scantling (56.5) and Jake Kumerow (58.2).

An undrafted free agent in 2018, this fit is a good one for Turner as well. With so much uncertainty on the Packers' WR depth chart, he should get a legitimate chance to prove himself and fight for a role in this offense.

Turner's not the kind of exciting signing Packers fans would have been hoping for earlier this offseason, but this is quietly a savvy move by the defending NFC North champs.

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