Allen Lazard, Chandon Sullivan sign tenders to return to Packers

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Receiver Allen Lazard signed his exclusive rights tender to return to the Packers, according to the NFL’s official transactions.

Lazard entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018, and the Packers signed him off the Jaguars’ practice squad late that year.

He appeared in one game in 2018 and every game last season.

Lazard had 35 catches for 477 yards and three touchdowns in the 2019 regular season. He added three catches for 36 yards in the postseason.

Cornerback Chandon Sullivan also signed his exclusive rights tender.

Sullivan played all 16 games for the Packers last season and made 30 tackles, an interception and six pass breakups.

Sullivan, 23, signed with the Packers last May after the Eagles cut him. He played five games for the Eagles in 2018 with one start.

17 responses to “Allen Lazard, Chandon Sullivan sign tenders to return to Packers

  1. With all the news and non-news inundating us regarding the Packer draft, at least one clear, distinct message is being sent; Alien Lizard, this is your time to shine!

    The Packers obviously think so too. Great minds think alike.

  2. 2 great signings by the incomparable GM of the 13-time World Champion Green Bay Packers. Both of these young men played well, have arrows pointing up and are reasons why GB didn’t need to address WR or CB in the draft.

  3. I would have liked to have seen Gutey take a WR in the 3rd rather than the TE.
    But,… the WR group isn’t garbage after Adams. MVS had a bad year. Soph slump.
    He have St Brown yet,… who Aaron was building some trust in him,… unfortunate injury took him early. The Packers signed Reggie Begelton who is a CFL star WR. He’s going to fight for the slot WR spot. I expect Sternberger and Tonyan to step up. And who knows who else they sign come June 1st releases.

  4. Glad to see these signings. GB has been very quiet on the market, after losing quite a few players. Go Packers!

  5. #The-Best-Fans-in-the-NFL says:
    April 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm
    I would have liked to have seen Gutey take a WR in the 3rd rather than the TE.
    But,… the WR group isn’t garbage after Adams. MVS had a bad year. Soph slump.
    He have St Brown yet,… who Aaron was building some trust in him,… unfortunate injury took him early. The Packers signed Reggie Begelton who is a CFL star WR. He’s going to fight for the slot WR spot. I expect Sternberger and Tonyan to step up. And who knows who else they sign come June 1st releases

    @@@@@@@222

    Ummmmm…..who are these guys?

  6. flviking says:
    April 27, 2020 at 9:50 pm
    #The-Best-Fans-in-the-NFL says:
    April 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm
    I would have liked to have seen Gutey take a WR in the 3rd rather than the TE.
    But,… the WR group isn’t garbage after Adams. MVS had a bad year. Soph slump.
    He have St Brown yet,… who Aaron was building some trust in him,… unfortunate injury took him early. The Packers signed Reggie Begelton who is a CFL star WR. He’s going to fight for the slot WR spot. I expect Sternberger and Tonyan to step up. And who knows who else they sign come June 1st releases

    @@@@@@@222

    Ummmmm…..who are these guys?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Ding ding ding we have winner here! Think you thwack you —- this may be the most insightful comment ever on PFT!

    “These guys” are the products of signings and confidence by Packers personnel department, the scouts and coaches who work with “these guys”, actually know them, have watched them develop, and expect them to grow as players.

    Their evaluations mean way more than the endless critiques of grouchy couchbirds.

    Some opinions worth way more than others. Packers talking with their checkbooks. I feel good about the 2020 season up in
    Titletown.

  7. The fact that they didn’t resign Lazard until AFTER the draft speaks volumes.

    With Adams missing 4 full games and basically ineffective in some others, Lazard only managed to have 477 receiving yards.

    To put that into perspective, RB Jones had 474, Valdez-Scantling had 452 and Jimmy Graham had 447.

    No one else on the team had over 287 yards. That was Geronimo Allison who is now a Detroit Lion.

    But the Packers needed to use a first round draft pick on a QB, a second round pick on a RB and a their third round pick on a TE instead of a WR???

    Any WR in the 5th round (the Pack traded their 4th rounder to grab the 3rd string QB) had the ability to challenge the rest of the Packer WR roster for the #2 WR position.

  8. April 27, 2020 at 9:50 pm
    #The-Best-Fans-in-the-NFL says:
    April 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm
    Ummmmm…..who are these guys?
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Why ask? We could provide a list of names from off-season Viking signings and you wouldn’t know the difference. Why aren’t you busy painting sunsets by now? Busy guy.

  9. Food for thought; I tried to source it and could not, but read an article several years ago that explained why and how the 5th Round is where NFL teams find their best dollar-to-production values. They used current and retired players as examples, as well as “from obscurity to greatness” diamond-in-the-rough unexpected pleasure examples.

  10. “….are reasons why GB didn’t need to address WR or CB in the draft”

    ————————

    They may not be, but the others are. The Packers committed to wideouts two years with MVS and ESB but neither have shown much outside of a handful of splash plays. I don’t think that the two are done, but the number of “could be” players at the position on the roster is much higher than the number of “actually” players. Lazard, however, showed very good promise towards the end of the year last year and Rodgers clearly trusted him more than anyone not named Adams or Kumerow. If Rodgers had his way, Lazard and Kumerow would likely be the 2 and 3 guys at the position who are already on the roster.

    The Packers still should have grabbed another wideout later, considering how deep this draft was, and how much they need someone to step up. Shenault would have been perfect for them-he was a much, much better prospect at his position than Love, was available, and is a catch and run receiver who likely will translate to the NFL much easier than many other athletic talents because of his value underneath. It doesn’t take much to incorporate that type of receiver into a gameplan and provides an instant impact for Rodgers in a way that the other Packers receivers are incapable of doing, since that was part of Randall Cobb’s role on the team that has yet to be replaced.

    ESB and MVS and the others may fight for a lower spot or need a change in scenery. They’re each tall, lanky, and fast for their size, but made too many mental errors in game. Granted, the Packers only really have one veteran wideout in that WR room, so there’s not much mentoring to go around for all of the young guys, which is why I wondered why the Packers did not invest in a veteran if they knew they were going to ignore the position in the draft. Lazard will definitely be expected to step up this year and build on what he did last year, and I would expect Rodgers to be looking his way often.

  11. gtodriver says:

    April 28, 2020 at 8:08 am

    The fact that they didn’t resign Lazard until AFTER the draft speaks volumes.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I do believe you got that backwards.

    Tenders were made earlier. It was Lazard’s decision if and when to sign. He likes what he sees in Green Bay, including his chances for greater playing time.

    Now it’s on his shoulders to show coaches and Aaron what he can do … when and if training camp ever starts.

  12. gtodriver says:
    April 28, 2020 at 8:08 am

    With Adams missing 4 full games and basically ineffective in some others, Lazard only managed to have 477 receiving yards.

    To put that into perspective, RB Jones had 474, Valdez-Scantling had 452 and Jimmy Graham had 447.

    ++++++

    Allen Lazard had 477 receiving yards in 3 starts last season. Adam Thielen had 418 receiving yards in 10 starts.

    How’s that for perspective?

  13. C’mon man, only blind packer fans think this is great. after Adams the pavk has no decent receivers. Nobody can ever get open hence Rogers frustration

  14. Allen Lazard had 477 receiving yards in 3 starts last season. Adam Thielen had 418 receiving yards in 10 starts.

    How’s that for perspective?
    —–
    Won’t stop him from being the first troll on the next packer story unfortunately.

  15. Won’t stop him from being the first troll on the next packer story unfortunately.

    +++++

    Quite true. But even HE is smart enough to recognize a losing argument (or is he?)

  16. packertruth says:

    Allen Lazard had 477 receiving yards in 3 starts last season. Adam Thielen had 418 receiving yards in 10 starts.

    How’s that for perspective?
    ###

    Lazard played 16 games last year and was healthy. In the 3 games he started, he averaged about 50 yards per game. His best game was 103 yards – in a game he didn’t start. Lazard was targeted 52 times. 2019 was Lazard’s BEST season in which he started 1 or more games.

    Thielen played in 10 games last year – including the game he pulled the hamstring on his second target and left the game and the game that he attempted to come back and left after 1 target. In reality, Thielen played in 8 games – and two of those saw extremely limited action. Thielen was targeted 48 times. 2019 was Thielen’s WORST season in which he started 1 or more games.

    How’s that for perspective?

  17. gtodriver says:
    April 29, 2020 at 7:15 am

    How’s that for perspective?

    +++++

    Not that great, frankly.

    You seem to be trying to knock Lazard. But don’t seem to want to knock Thielen, despite the similarity in their 2019 production. You seem to be argue Thielen played alot less, but in actuality Thielen played just 43 fewer offensive snaps than Lazard.

    You said earlier “Any WR in the 5th round (the Pack traded their 4th rounder to grab the 3rd string QB) had the ability to challenge the rest of the Packer WR roster for the #2 WR position.”

    I guess that means any WR in the 5th round could challenge the rest of the Viking roster for the #1 WR position. According to you.

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