Matt LaFleur on Allen Lazard: We’d love for him to be here, no concerns about him knowing offense

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Wide receiver Allen Lazard isn’t at the Packers’ mandatory minicamp this week because he has not signed the restricted free agent tender that the Packers used on him earlier this offseason and head coach Matt LaFleur didn’t offer any guesses about when Lazard’s situation might be resolved when he spoke to reporters on Wednesday.

LaFleur said he hopes that things can be wrapped up soon with Lazard, who is presumably looking for more than the one-year contract worth just under $4 million that would come from signing the tender. LaFleur also said that he’s not worried about Lazard being ready to go once a resolution is reached because of his experience in the offense.

“We’d love for him to be here. Obviously, he’s been in our system for a couple years, so I don’t have any reservations at all about him knowing what to do,” LaFleur said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Lazard’s 40 catches last season are the most of any returning wide receiver in Green Bay. A look at how he’ll fit into this year’s receiving corps looks like it will have to wait until at least training camp.

9 responses to “Matt LaFleur on Allen Lazard: We’d love for him to be here, no concerns about him knowing offense

  1. Let him sit. He hasn’t proven himself as a #1 or even #2 WR.
    I like Lazard,… he’s got reliable hands and catches most everything in his direction,… but to hold out ??? Fire the agent if this is his strategy.

  2. Lazard is a top WR in Green bay with that 40 catch standard. Anywhere is would be lucky to make a team

  3. It’s not like holding out will force the Packers hand on an extension! This is a show me year for Lazard and I think he is ready to breakout! He will sign and be there soon!

  4. Sorry Allen, but as you may be aware, Aaron is costing $50 million a year. Your best bet might be to show up and use this as a prove it year.

  5. No worries. The biggest difference among all NFCN teams and their expectations for success is still Aaron Rodgers. Nothing has changed. Good luck with that, haters.

  6. Lazard dropped one pass in 2021, a percentage of 1.7%. Jefferson dropped six passes in 2021, a percentage of 3.6%.

  7. stellarperformance says:
    June 8, 2022 at 1:47 pm
    Lazard dropped one pass in 2021, a percentage of 1.7%. Jefferson dropped six passes in 2021, a percentage of 3.6%.
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    Comparing the 40 catch Lazard with ALL-PRO JJ seems delusional.

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