Former Mountain View and Pima Community College wide receiver Jeff Cotton has been signed to the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad after working out with the team in recent weeks, according to multiple sources.
Green Bay’s injuries at wide receiver is one reason why the Packers and Aaron Rodgers are struggling with a 3-6 record.
Rookie receiver Romeo Doubs suffered a high-ankle sprain Sunday against the Detroit Lions and will miss a few games. Veteran receiver Randall Cobb was placed on the injured reserve earlier this season with a high-ankle sprain.
It was determined that receiver Christian Watson, who also was injured against the Lions, did not suffer a concussion in Week 9. Watson was pulled as a precautionary measure after he took a hard hit on Sunday after being concussed against the Buffalo Bills the week prior.
Cotton (6-feet-2 and 204 pounds) was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 31 when the 53-player roster was set. He later was signed to the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad on Sept. 14 but was released six days later. He has been training in Tucson since.
Cotton was on the practice squad most of last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars after he was cut by the Los Angeles Chargers and signed by the Jaguars.
He was activated for one game by Jacksonville, against the New England Patriots, and had 14 special-teams snaps and one on offense, with no statistics.
He trains at Jet Sports Training with trainer/owner Bobby Rodriguez, a former Sunnyside and Arizona football player.
After graduating from Mountain View, Cotton was a JUCO All-American at Pima College, catching 43 passes for 837 yards and six touchdowns in 2016. He went on to play at Idaho.
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