Packers receiving corps must improve

Updated: May 27, 2003, 11:30 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
When the Green Bay Packers traded Terry Glenn to the Dallas Cowboys for a sixth-round pick, they found themselves in familiar territory. Glenn didn't quite live up to expectations, but with 56 catches for 817 yards, he was the team's second-leading receiver.

The situation is reminiscent to what happened last offseason when the Packers parted ways with Bill Schroeder, Antonio Freeman and Corey Bradford, their three top receivers from the previous year. Green Bay was hoping that second-year man Robert Ferguson and rookie Javon Walker would help Glenn reconstruct the corps, but the team dropped from the fourth-ranked passing offense to 10th overall.

Without Glenn, the team could suffer a similar slide this season. No notable receivers were brought in, and the team is expecting the duo of Ferguson and Walker to up their level of play. Last season, Ferguson was supposed to start opposite Glenn but lost his job to Donald Driver.