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Dream-chasing Rico Gafford sees ‘perfect opportunity’ with Packers


GREEN BAY – Rico Gafford knows how high the stakes are this summer.

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For the past four years, the 26-year-old cornerback-turned-receiver-turned-cornerback again has done anything, and played everywhere, in order to chase his dream of playing in the NFL.

The Packers signed Gafford to a futures contract as a receiver this past January, but after drafting three receivers in the spring, Head Coach Matt LaFleur approached the 5-foot-10, 184-pound speedster to get his thoughts on shifting back to defense.

“Coach LaFleur came up to me, he was like, ‘The receiver room is pretty stacked right now. Your best bet honestly to make the team is to go back to defense,'” Gafford said.

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