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Packers Targeting Specific Wide Receiver Ahead of Trade Deadline

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Green Bay Packers are targeting a specific type of wide receiver ahead of the NFL trade deadline.
The Green Bay Packers are targeting a specific type of wide receiver ahead of the NFL trade deadline. / (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
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It's painfully obvious the Green Bay Packers need to make a move for a wide receiver at the NFL trade deadline. Green Bay's receiving corps hasn't performed up to expectations, and with injuries decimating this group, this offense needs a boost in order to turn things around.

As rumors about a potential trade swirl, it's now been revealed what kind of wideout the Packers are eyeing ahead of Nov. 1.

According to theScore's Jordan Schultz, Green Bay "ideally" would acquire a WR "still on a rookie deal." It's not like the team is completely ruling out other options, but given their cap constraints, going for this type of player makes a ton of sense.

It's clear Aaron Rodgers isn't on the same page as his rookie pass-catchers, and veterans like Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard are currently banged up. Sammy Watkins just returned from a four-game absence as well, so he hasn't had the time to develop a ton of chemistry with Rodgers.

This offense desperately needs to add a new playmaker. Schultz's reporting arrives in the wake of recent rumors linking Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Chase Claypool to the Packers. He could be the perfect target for this team, given he's only in his third year of his rookie deal and has two productive seasons as a top option already on his resume.

With the Nov. 1 deadline approaching, it remains to be seen if Green Bay ultimately makes a move to land Rodgers some much-needed receiving help.

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