Thursday, October 26, 2006

QB Brett Favre must be having a lot of trouble remembering the names of all his wide receivers at this point. WR Chris Francies made his NFL debut last week against Miami and caught one pass. Looking at Francies bio, he appears to be a promissing receiver to take a look at. Mike McCarthy prefers tall receivers and Francies is a 6'1" (not too tall, but a giant compared to the other receivers on the roster), and he caught 5 TDs in his senior season with 12 TDs for his career (pretty good numbers for a college WR). His numbers at the draft combine were not too impressive, which is why he went undrafted. But he caught everything thrown his direction at the combine, and he caught every pass, one, thrown his way so far. WR Carlton Brewster made his way back to the team, currently he is on the practice squad, despite fumbling and dropping the ball too much during the preseason. It seems unlikely that Brewster will make it on to the active roster this season. Finally, WR Shaun Bodiford was claimed off waivers from Detroit. Bodiford doesn't have a very impressive bio after playing in junior college (including one season with QB Aaron Rodgers) and Division I-AA. But, Bodiford was used mostly as a returner by Detroit, and with WR Robert Ferguson's season ending foot injury and WR Koren Robinson's season ending suspension, the Packers could really use a return man. Bodiford seems likely to play special teams and nothing else.

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