Best of the Packers: Top 10 wide receivers since 1960

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5. Antonio Freeman (1995-2001, 2003)

The Green Bay Packers selected Virginia Tech wide receiver Antonio Freeman in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft and after a year as a special teams performer, Freeman became an integral part of the offense in 1996.

He was an All-Pro and a Pro Bowler in 1998, when he set career-highs with 84 receptions, 1,424 yards and 14 touchdowns, leading the NFL in receiving yards and receiving yards per game (94.9) that season.

Despite a somewhat productive season in 2001, the Packers waived Freeman in June 2002 and he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in August of that year.

But after just one season in Philadelphia, he returned to Green Bay as a free agent in September 2003, playing one more year as a reserve.

He signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent in August 2004 but was released before the start of the season. In June 2007, Freeman returned to the Packers on a one-day contract and retired.

In eight years with Green Bay, Freeman had 431 receptions for 6,651 yards and 57 touchdowns.

He is sixth in franchise history with 431 receptions and 6,651 receiving yards, fourth with 57 touchdown catches and ninth with an average of 15.4 yards per catch (among players with at least 100 receptions).

Freeman was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2009.

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