The Green Bay Packers are adding a new player to the tight end room ahead of a busy week of training camp.
According to Field Yates ESPN, the Packers acquired tight end Nate Becker from a waiver from the Carolina Panthers.
Becker (6-5, 264) is an undrafted free agent from Miami (Ohio State) in 2019. He has spent time at the NFL level with the Panthers, Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills.
Becker joins Robert Tonian, Marcedes Lewis, Josiah de Guara, Dominic Daphne, Tyler Davis, Alize Mack and Sal Cannella give the Packers eight tight ends on the current roster. General manager Brian Gutkunst and coach Matt LaFleur may want a tighter ending before facing the New Orleans Saints this week for two joint practices and a preseason game .
In the preseason last August, Becker caught 3 passes for 47 yards, including 2 catches against the Packers 33 yards.
In 2020, Becker played a total of 34 fast breaks (30 on offense) for the Bills’ 56-28 regular-season finale win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He was used as a blocker on 20 dunks.
Becker, 26, had 15 dunks for the Panthers in the preseason opener against Washington. He missed a target and ran seven routes.
The Panthers released Becker on Sunday. Before officially joining the Packers roster, he must pass a medical in Green Bay.
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