Packers sign WR Malik Turner, release S Frankie Griffin

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Malik Turner (17) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(WFRV) – The Packers officially announced the signing of free agent wide receiver Malik Turner on Wednesday afternoon. In a corresponding move the team released safety Frankie Griffin.

The roster remains at 80 players ahead of the first full practice on Saturday, thus allowing the Packers to avoid split squad practices at this time.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 12: Malik Turner #17 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up before the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 12, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
(Tuesday, August 11th, 6:55 p.m.) – Report: Packers to sign WR Malik Turner

(WFRV) – The Packers are about to fill a need at wide receiver by signing free agent Malik Turner, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.

This past offseason the Packers added Devin Funchess, but the veteran opted out due to coronavirus concerns at the start of training camp. That combined with the team not adding a wide receiver during the draft created a need for more depth at the position.

Turner comes to Green Bay from Seattle after appearing in 15 games with the Seahawks in 2019. Over that time Turner racked up 245 yards on 15 catches with a touchdown.

Seattle withdrew their exclusive rights free agent from Turner back in April, thus making him a free agent after two years with the team.

The move comes a day after the Packers claimed wide receiver Tyler Fulgham off waivers from the Lions.

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