Packers reach deal with WR Funchess

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Free agent wide receiver Devin Funchess agreed to a deal with the Green Bay Packers, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday.

Funchess sustained a season-ending broken collarbone in Game 1 of last season for the Indianapolis Colts. He had three catches for 32 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers prior to the injury.

Funchess caught 21 touchdown passes over his previous four NFL seasons, when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers. He enjoyed his best season in 2017 when he established career bests of 63 catches, 840 yards and eight touchdowns.

Overall, Funchess has 164 receptions for 2,265 yards in 62 games (41 starts) over five NFL seasons.

Funchess, who turns 26 in May, was a second-round pick in 2015 by the Panthers out of Michigan.


Other moves

— Former Green Bay fullback Danny Vitale is joining the New England Patriots. Vitale, 26, appeared in 15 games (two starts) for the Packers last season, catching seven passes for 97 yards and rushing once for 3 yards.

— The Dallas Cowboys and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix have agreed to a contract for the 2020 season. Clinton-Dix is a former Packer.

— Green Bay re-signed defensive back Will Redmond. Redmond, 26, has spent two seasons with the Packers. He played in 13 regular-season games, starting four, and two postseason games in 2019. He made 36 tackles in the regular season.

— The Los Angeles Rams released linebacker Clay Matthews, who recorded 519 tackles, 91.5 sacks and six interceptions in 156 career games with the Green Bay Packers (2009-18) and Rams.

— The Packers re-signed tight end Marcedes Lewis for one year and $2.5 million.

Vikings moves

— The Minnesota Vikings and kicker Dan Bailey agreed to contract terms, the team announced Thursday.

—The Vikings added former Ravens nose tackle Michael Pierce on a reported three-year, $27 million deal, and they released guard Josh Kline.


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