Former CFL receiver Reggie Begelton reverts back to Packers’ practice squad following NFL debut

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Former CFL receiver Reggie Begelton has reverted back to Green Bay’s practice squad.

Begelton made his NFL debut on Monday Night Football in the Packers 30-16 win against Atlanta. Green Bay improved to 4-0 without Davante Adams and Allen Lazard, the team’s top two receivers. Adams is nursing a hamstring injury and Lazard has a core muscle issue.

Those setbacks meant Begelton was activated from the practice squad as the Packers’ fourth receiver. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Darrius Shepherd and Malik Taylor were dressed along with Begelton.

Valdes-Scantling caught four passes for 45 yards, Shepherd two receptions for 21 yards and Taylor one grab for 20 yards. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t throw a ball in Begelton’s direction.

When Green Bay signed Begelton in January he received a $7,000 signing bonuses and $7,000 of his salary was guaranteed. That was a small boost of confidence from an NFL franchise. The Packers didn’t select a receiver in 2020 NFL draft. He earned over $35,000 for suiting up in Week 4.

Head coach Matt LaFleur was super impressed with Begelton during virtual meetings in the off-season and built confidence in him during training camp. With Rodgers at the helm. Begelton feels he can be really dangerous in the Packers offence and he’ll keep working towards the stated goal.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.