Packers WR Devin Funchess opts out of 2020 season


CARSON, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Devin Funchess #17 of the Indianapolis Colts can’t come down with the catch while pursued by Brandon Facyson #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. The Chargers defeated the Colts 30-24 in overtime. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – New Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess is the first Green Bay player to opt out of the 2020 season.

Funchess announced the decision on his Instagram page.

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The veteran wide receiver played four years with Carolina and spent the 2019 season in Indianapolis before the Packers picked him up in free agency. The 6-foot-4 wideout was expected to be a crucial piece for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense.

More than two dozen NFL players have already opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.

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