The Detroit Lions made a surprising move last week when they elected to waive wide receiver Travis Fulgham in their cut down to an 80-man roster. Fulgham quickly landed with the Green Bay Packers, with a real chance to make the roster on the team’s weak receiving corps. Unfortunately, he was cut by the Packers Wednesday, making his services available once again.
Fulgham was selected by the Lions in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft. He made a name for himself as the first ever Old Dominion offensive player to be drafted — and the second ever at any position for the Monarchs.
The receiver struggled to stick around Detroit. Fulgham made the initial 53-man roster, but was waived and re-added to the practice squad less than a month into the season. He finally made his NFL debut in December, though he failed to record a reception in the three games he played for the Lions.
Fulgham was acquired by the Packers via waivers last week. With receiver Devin Funchess choosing to opt out of the 2020 season, Green Bay seemed like an ideal landing spot for the young receiver. He was among the favorites to earn a roster spot and even could have earned a starting role in a weak skill position group. He is now available once again, though.
Fellow 2019 draftee P.J. Johnson appeared on the transaction wire as well this week, as the defensive tackle signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday.