Packers’ Funchess ready for comeback right after very long time away

Inexperienced BAY, Wis. (AP) — Eco-friendly Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess hasn’t performed a video game in just about two total seasons but stays self-confident he can make a thriving comeback.

“I’ll never ever question myself,” Funchess claimed this 7 days all through the Packers’ mandatory minicamp. “The second you start out doubting on your own, you lose. I like to acquire. I don’t like to eliminate. So I guarantee I’ll keep a smile on my encounter and we’re heading to be dancing a lot.”

Funchess signed with the Packers in spring 2020 but nevertheless has not performed for them. He hasn’t appeared in an NFL activity given that fracturing his collarbone though enjoying for the Indianapolis Colts in the 2019 time opener.


He opted out of the 2020 season to assistance his household via the pandemic. In his Instagram post announcing that determination, Funchess mentioned some of his closest relations “have knowledgeable the life-threatening impression of COVID-19.”

“Family more than everything,” Funchess claimed this 7 days. “My family members was going by means of some things. I felt it was best for me to be there for my loved ones.”

That lengthy time away from soccer manufactured Funchess significantly thrilled about performing out with his new teammates. He wants to clearly show he even now has the abilities that created him an successful crimson-zone threat for the Carolina Panthers earlier in his occupation.

“I was keen, nervous this final 7 days just to get again all around significant, grown males and the staff, the camaraderie, just the environment,” Funchess stated.

Funchess had 21 landing catches with Carolina as a result of his to start with four NFL seasons. His most effective 12 months came in 2017, when he caught 63 passes for 840 yards and eight touchdowns.