Receiver Reggie Begelton is set to sign with the Green Bay Packers, per sources.

The Calgary Stampeders released Begelton in order to allow him to pursue that opportunity in the National Football League.

The 26-year-old Beaumont, Texas native was slated to become a free agent in February. Begelton worked out for the Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers in December.

Begelton was a CFL all-star and earned the Stamps’ nomination for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award in 2019 after becoming just the fifth player in franchise history to record at least 100 catches in a season. He finished the regular season second in the league with 102 receptions and third in both receiving yards (1,444) and receiving touchdowns (10).

In 33 career regular season games over three seasons with Calgary, Begelton had 149 catches for 2,335 yards and 12 touchdowns. His production increased each season with the Stampeders. He has drawn lots of NFL interest.

Begelton stands six-foot-two, 205 pounds and catches the ball well. Even when Bo Levi Mitchell was sidelined due to a pectoral injury, Begelton remained productive — NFL franchises are sure to like Begelton being QB-proof.

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Justin Dunk is a CFL insider, sports reporter and news anchor.