Rapoport notes Green Bay’s interest in Fuller dates back to the summer and could ramp up here in the next few days ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.
While the Packers offense is near the top of the league in scoring, wide receiver is still a need, particularly long-term.
Fuller is in the final year of his deal and there’s a strong chance Houston won’t be able to re-sign him, so a trade makes sense. However, Rapoport notes the Texans are trying to restock their draft picks and aren’t just giving the former first-round pick away.
Packers HC Matt LaFleur was an assistant at Notre Dame while Fuller was in college and raved about him in a recent press conference. Green Bay has been exploring adding a receiver before next week’s trade deadline.
Houston has fielded a ton of calls ahead of the deadline and the Texans have multiple receivers who could be on the move soon.
Fuller, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Texans back in 2016. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $10.164 million contract and stood to make a base salary of $1.83 million for the 2019 season when the Texans exercised his fifth-year option last offseason.
The option is worth $10.1 million for the 2020 season. Fuller will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
In 2020, Fuller has appeared in six games for the Texans and caught 31 passes for 490 yards and five touchdowns.
We’ll have more on Fuller and the Texans as the news is available.