|Team:||Green Bay Packers|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 232 lb.|
|Born:||May 21, 1994|
|Drafted:||2015 / Rd. 2 (41)|
Funchess opted out of the 2020 season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The biggest addition to the Packers' receiving corps this offseason, Funchess has elected to stay away from NFL action this year. His decision leaves the wideout group much the same as it did last season. Davante Adams will lead the way and be followed by Allen Lazard. Beyond that duo, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow and Equanimeous St. Brown will compete for slotting.
Funchess and Allen Lazard are the leading candidates for Green Bay's No. 2 spot at wide receiver, Mike Spofford of Packers.com reports.
Analysis: Funchess signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract in March, likely expecting that his new team would add some wideout competition in the draft. The Packers instead focused on other positions, leaving Funchess, Lazard and Jake Kumerow, among others, to compete for slotting behind target hog Davante Adams. The 26-year-old Funchess had plenty of time to regain his health after a broken collarbone held him out for the final 15 games of last season with the Colts, so he should be a full participant whenever Green Bay is able to practice.
Funchess (collarbone) has agreed to a one-year contract with the Packers, Jason Wilde of The Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Analysis: Funchess is signing a one-year deal for a second straight offseason, following a lost year in Indianapolis where he never made it back from injured reserve after suffering a broken collarbone Week 1. He should have plenty of time to recover before the 2020 campaign, likely challenging fellow big-bodied wideout Allen Lazard for the starting job opposite No. 1 target Davante Adams. The Green Bay offense still figures to go through Adams and the running backs, but there's potential for another receiving weapon to establish mainstream fantasy value (even though it didn't quite work out that way last year).
Funchess (collarbone) is expected to sign with the Packers in the near future, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The particulars of Funchess' pending deal with Green Bay aren't yet known, but he'll likely be forced to settle for a one- or two-year deal with a modest amount of guaranteed money after a broken collarbone kept him sidelined for all but one game with the Colts last season. Assuming he finalizes a contract and proves healthy for the start of camp, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Funchess could contend for a starting role in a Packers wideout corps that often lacked reliable options beyond top target Davante Adams in 2019. The 25-year-old turned in his best season in 2017 with the Panthers, recording 63 catches for 840 yards and eight touchdowns while playing all 16 games.
General manager Chris Ballard suggested Funchess (collarbone) could re-sign with the Colts, Kevin Bowen of 1075 The Fan reports.
Analysis: Funchess was unable to make good on his one-year, $10 million contract, missing the rest of the season after suffering a broken collarbone Week 1. He should be healthy before the start of the new league year in mid-March, and it sounds like the Colts would consider re-signing him at a lower price.
Funchess (collarbone) won't be activated from injured reserve this season, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Funchess broke his collarbone near the end of a season-opening loss to the Chargers, which forced him to injured reserve. The Colts opened his 21-day window to return to the 53-man roster on Nov. 13, but despite getting some on-field reps the last three weeks, he'll miss the rest of the campaign, as the plate inserted to stabilize his collarbone didn't pan out, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Funchess is one of four Indy wideouts on IR, as Chester Rogers (knee), Daurice Fountain (ankle) and Steve Ishmael (knee) also are on the list.
The Colts don't plan to activate Funchess (collarbone) from injured reserve prior to the Dec. 4 deadline to do so, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Funchess has been sidelined since fracturing his collarbone in the season opener, but the Colts cleared him to resume practicing Nov. 13 with the expectation that he would eventually rejoin the 53-man roster. As Rapoport notes, Funchess' collarbone hasn't quite healed as Indianapolis anticipated, with the plate the wideout had inserted into his shoulder apparently not remedying the situation. With Funchess now in line to miss the rest of the season, the Colts will continue to rely on Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson, Chester Rogers and Parris Campbell (hand) to fill out their receiver ranks when top option T.Y. Hilton (calf) is healthy again.
Funchess (collarbone) won't play Sunday against the Titans, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: The report adds that the Colts have until next Wednesday to activate Funchess or keep him on IR for the rest of the season. With that in mind, it sounds as though coach Frank Reich is hopeful that Funchess could be ready to go next week, per George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin. Meanwhile, fellow wideout Parris Campbell (hand) is closer to a return to action and could play this weekend.
As Thursday's game against the Texans approaches, Funchess (collarbone) has yet to be activated off IR, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Per Bowen, it appears as though the wideout has not yet logged a practice in a full-contact jersey since breaking his collarbone in Week 1. With that, it appears as though the soonest we'll see Funchess suit up for a game is Dec. 1, when the Colts face the Titans in Week 13.
Funchess (collarbone) will not play Sunday against Jacksonville, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Head coach Frank Reich said his collarbone still needs time to heal before he's allowed to play. He's returned to practice while wearing a non-contact jersey. It sounds like he's ready to play but just needs medical clearance. However, it's not clear if his bone will have mended enough to be ready next week wither. Upon his return, Funchess should assume a key role in the Colts' receiving corps, which is thin right now, given that T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) are dealing with injuries of their own.
Though Funchess has returned to practice, he won't be cleared to play until it's been determined that his collarbone has fully healed, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: With that in mind, Chappell suggests that it seems unlikely at this point that the wideout will be cleared for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. That said, as long as Funchess continues to progress without any setbacks, his return to game action is, at least, on the horizon. Upon his return, Funchess should assume a key role in the Colts' receiving corps, which is thin right now, given that T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) are dealing with injuries of their own.
Funchess (collarbone) wore a red non-contact jersey during Wednesday's practice, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Funchess participated in practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering a clavicle injury Week 1, meaning the Colts now have a 21-day window to evaluate him for a return to the 53-man roster. Coach Frank Reich said that Funchess still "has to get certain things done and scans done to make sure he's fully cleared and ready to go," and it's assured that the big-bodied wideout first would need to resume participating in contact drills to have any chance at suiting up Sunday versus Jacksonville. Nonetheless, Wednesday's practice represents a notable step in the right direction. With T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) both nursing injuries, Funchess' presence would provide a much-needed boost for Indianapolis' receiving corps.
Funchess (collarbone) will return to practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Funchess landed on injured reserve after suffering a clavicle injury during Week 1 action, but he'll be back at practice Wednesday after gaining medical clearance. The Colts will now have a 21-day window to decide if or when to move the wideout to their active roster. Assuming no setbacks, Funchess would provide a big boost to an Indianapolis receiving corps that could use some depth with Parris Campbell currently out with a hand injury and T.Y. Hilton dealing with a calf issue.
The Colts are expected to activate Funchess (collarbone) from injured reserve later in the season, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Funchess is eligible to resume practicing Week 8, and he could return to game action for the Colts as soon as Week 11 versus Jacksonville. The 25-year-old suffered a broken collarbone during Indianapolis' season-opener against the Chargers, for which he underwent surgery. If the big-bodied Funchess is indeed able to return down the stretch of the season, he'll provide a boost to Indianapolis' receiving corps behind No. 1 option T.Y. Hilton.
Head coach Frank Reich said Monday that Funchess (shoulder) had a procedure for his broken collarbone and will be placed on injured reserve, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Chappell also reported that Reich doesn't believe the injury will end Funchess' season. The 25-year-old sustained the injury going up for a jump ball in Sunday's season-opening loss to the Chargers. Deon Cain and Parris Campbell are likely candidates to see more work while Funchess is sidelined.
Funchess suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Funchess hurt himself going up for a jump ball in the end zone. He caught three of five targets for 32 yards prior to exiting. Parris Campbell could have a larger role in the offense whiel Funchess is out.
Funchess left Sunday's matchup against the Chargers due to a shoulder injury and will not return, Joel A. Erickson of IndyStar reports.
Analysis: Funchess hurt himself going up for a jump ball in the end zone. He caught three of five targets for 32 yards prior to exiting. The physical wideout will hope to return in time for the Colts' Week 2 tilt with Tennessee.
Funchess (back) practiced fully Thursday.
Analysis: Funchess logged a limited session Wednesday, but his return to a full workload Thursday puts the wideout on track to suit up Sunday against the Chargers. Listed as a starter opposite T.Y. Hilton, Funchess is in line to see his share of Week 1 snaps, but the retirement of Andrew Luck and the Colts' switch at quarterback to Jacoby Brissett presumbaly represents a hit to the the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder's fantasy upside.
Funchess (back) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Analysis: Funchess is listed as a starter on the Colts' posted depth chart, and he should see his share of snaps out of the gate, assuming his back issue isn't a major concern. That said, some of the optimism regarding the wideout's potential to engineer a bounce back campaign has been dampened by Andrew Luck's retirement and Indy's resulting switch at QB to Jacoby Brissett.
Funchess had two receptions for 21 yards on three targets in his Indianapolis debut in Thursday's preseason loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: Funchess has had a strong camp by all accounts and should begin the season as the No. 2 receiver. However, the continued absence of Andrew Luck from training camp practices due to a calf injury is a worry because the duo may not get much of chance to build a rapport before the regular season beings.
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