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Former Lions WR Travis Fulgham claimed by Packers off waivers

The former Lions receiver stays in the division.

Detroit Lions v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers claimed former Detroit Lions receiver Travis Fulgham off of waivers Monday, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Fulgham was among five players that the Lions waived on Sunday as they cut their roster down to 80 players.

Detroit selected the receiver in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft. He earned a spot on the initial 53-man roster in his rookie year, but was cut by the team by the end of the first month of the season. He returned as a member of the practice squad, where he stayed until being activated in December.

Fulgham played three games for the Lions in 2019. He was targeted three times, though he did not record a catch.

The receiver was facing stiff competition to make the roster in Detroit, and may have a better chance at seeing real playing time in Green Bay. The Packers starting receiver Devin Funchess opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Fulgham will now join a group of largely unproven receivers fighting to earn one of the final spots on the roster at receiver.

The four other players the Lions waived, receiver Chris Lacy, offensive lineman Joshua Garnett, linebacker Christian Sam and defensive end Jonathan Wynn, all cleared waivers and are now free agents that can be signed by anyone.