Packers promoting TE Evan Baylis to 53 man roster

The well traveled tight end will provide some depth at the position. 

With starting tight end Jimmy Graham dealing with a groin injury, the Packers are adding some depth to the position. 

Baylis, who is on his fourth NFL team, had a decent camp and preseason. He will work behind long time veteran Marcedes Lewis and second year player Robert Tonyan, if Graham is unable to go this Sunday when the Denver Broncos visit Lambeau Field. 

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Lare's picture

September 19, 2019 at 01:12 pm

At 3 receptions for 30 yards on the season, the Packers certainly aren't getting the return on their $12.7 investment for Jimmy Graham this year. Hopefully Baylis, Tonyan & Lewis can step up and provide some production from the TE position. Next year they can use Graham's salary cap space to help re-sign Clark & Martinez.

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CoachJV's picture

September 19, 2019 at 04:50 pm

You forget that he caught the only touchdown in Week 1. Without him, me might have lost that game.

So after 2 games he has one TD... that's better than most of our WR's.

Just sayin'

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PatrickGB's picture

September 19, 2019 at 01:16 pm

I read somewhere that Baylis is a good blocker. That would be nice for MLFs run game plan. He also likes to use the TE a lot in formations. I decided not to fuss about Graham living up to his contract and instead focus on who we actually have.

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nostradanus's picture

September 19, 2019 at 01:28 pm

I like Baylis, he is a good size kid, decent and Willing blocker, good hands with ok speed. He also plays special teams. I figured they would bring him up with Jimmy Graham nursing a groin injury. He has been making plays all camp long and was mentioned by Aaron Rodgers is a sneaky good player

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sam1's picture

September 19, 2019 at 01:58 pm

Try to trade Graham and suck up any loss! At this point all he is doing is taking up a roster spot! If nothing else cut him!

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JHitTheB's picture

September 19, 2019 at 06:40 pm

No other team is going to take on his salary

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t-wrecks's picture

September 19, 2019 at 03:08 pm

I wouldn’t mind jimmy being out and Tonyan and Lewis finally getting some actual opportunities.

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PackerBacker77's picture

September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

Lewis has played a lot.

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Lphill's picture

September 19, 2019 at 03:45 pm

As long as he is not related to skip.

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Cheesedogg's picture

September 19, 2019 at 03:58 pm

I would like to see more Tonyan. I’ve liked what i’ve Seen. Just haven’t seen enough.

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jimtalkbox's picture

September 19, 2019 at 04:14 pm

I think it's BIG BOB TONYAN time!

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stockholder's picture

September 19, 2019 at 04:40 pm

Pre-draft measurables @ Oregon, UDFA
Ht
6 ft 5 1⁄2 in
(1.97 m) 244 lb
(111 kg) 4.87 s40-
(2.90 m) 17 repsBP

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CoachJV's picture

September 19, 2019 at 04:54 pm

You guys all are hammering Jimmy... but without him catching the ONLY TD we had in Week 1, we might have lost that game. 1 TD in 2 games is pretty good for any TE in the league...

Hell he has more TD's on the season than Adams...

Don't be such haters... c'mon

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

September 19, 2019 at 06:25 pm

I just think Graham is too old. I keep hoping he returns to his old form, but he’s too inconsistent and often injured.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

September 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm

Tonyan Time!!!!

I know it's a new system and for some reason J. Graham has struggled with it. I get it. Even Roger's is wearing a play armband, but with all that being said, Jimmy G. is slowly running out if time with the Packers.

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PackerBacker77's picture

September 21, 2019 at 11:03 am

Tonyan is nothing special

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