With their playoff hopes on thin ice, the struggling and wide receiver-needy Green Bay Packers are running out of options to save their season This week, they’re working out a familiar face ahead of the Week 12 showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Packers are working out veteran wideout Geronimo Allison. The 28-year-old played four seasons with the Packers from 2016 to 2019, and one season for the Detroit Lions in 2021.
Allison was on the Atlanta Falcons’ roster earlier this offseason, but they released him on Aug. 23. In 49 career games, the Illinois product has 89 receptions, 1,045 yards and six touchdowns.
His best NFL season to date came with the Packers in 2018. That year, Allison recorded 20 receptions for 303 yards and two touchdowns. In five playoff games with the organization, Allison had eight receptions for 84 yards.
Wide receiver has been a problem for the Packers all season long. The team traded away superstar Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for 2022 first and second-round picks, and deep threat Marquez Valdes-Scantling signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency.
Green Bay’s leading receiver is Allen Lazard, who has 38 receptions for 529 yards and five touchdowns. No other player on the Packers has reached the 400-yard receiving mark, and rookie Christian Watson is the leader in receiving touchdowns (five) despite missing three games.
At 4-7, the Packers will most certainly have to win out just to have a small chance of making the postseason. But that feels like a tall task with the 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles (this Sunday), 7-3 Miami Dolphins (Week 16) and 8-2 Minnesota Vikings (Week 17) still on the schedule.