Green Bay Packers officially released one of the organization’s wide receivers on Monday.
Packers cut Osirus Mitchell from the injured reserve (IR) list on September 19, according to the NFL Transaction Wire. However, he did not leave empty-handed, as Greene gave Mitchell a parting gift to settle the injury.
The task of the receiver with the packets did not last long. Signed with Green Bay in late July, Mitchell joined the coaching staff of an organization with many question marks in the position after dealing with Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders before the draft.
The former Mississippi State University college star spent time with the Birmingham Stallions in the NFL, amassing 331 yards and three touchdowns in 47 receptions. Mitchell was also a member of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff prior to landing in Green Bay.
Mitchell suffered a quadruple injury A little over a week later, which eventually led to him giving up on injury customization. The receiver later removed the waivers, at which point the beams returned it to IR.
The series of events has opened up the possibility of one of two outcomes – either Mitchell will remain with the Packers on the IR for much of the season or Mitchell will demand an injury settlement and seek a place with another NFL franchise before then. This was the last of the two scenarios that came to fruition on Monday.
The receiver remains a major question mark for fillips after beating the Bears
The Packers’ passing game was pretty poor against the Minnesota Vikings in week one, racking up just 195 yards in the air and not landing. Midfielder Aaron Rodgers has also been sacked four times and thrown in for an interception.
Green Bay made a successful comeback on Sunday in their opening home game of 2022 against the Chicago Bears, scoring 27 points and winning with ease. Rodgers threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns, though the receiving wire still left much to be desired.
Sammy Watkins was the only Packers passer to have more than 38 yards, pulling three receptions for 93 yards. Green Bay’s rookie bids also continued to slowly progress, namely second-round pick Christian Watson.
WR Watson of the Packers proved a non-factor with his first two NFL games
Watson scored only three catches for nine yards against the Sunday Bears, having made a catch for 34 yards in Week 1. Watson also dropped what would have been an easy touchdown in the first play of the melee against the Vikings.
Monday’s Christopher Knox of The Bleacher Report offered a generous assessment of Watson as a “work in progress” after two back-to-back shows.
For the first two weeks, Watson was not a significant factor in the passing game. …it only gave a quarterback rating of 87.2 when targeting it. For comparison, Rodgers has a rating of 94.5 overall.
The good news is that Watson still has plenty of time to bounce back. He missed a lot of camp and pre-season while recovering from knee surgery in June. His chemistry with Rodgers is understandably lacking.
Watson’s teammate, fellow rookie, Romeo Dobbs, only collected six goals for 64 yards during his first two games. Watson and Doubs haven’t found the end zone yet.
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