Allen Lazard, David Bakhtiari questionable for Packers

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The Packers are leaving the door open for all of their injured players this weekend.

Wide receiver Allen Lazard (ankle), left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), right tackle Elgton Jenkins (knee), and left guard Jon Runyan (concussion) are all listed as questionable to face the Bears on Sunday night. Runyan was the only one of the three who played in the first game of the season.

All four players took part in practice on Friday.

Lazard missed the loss to the Vikings after being stepped on in practice. Bakhtiari and Jenkins are both coming back from torn ACLs, although Bakhtiari’s occurred at the end of the 2020 season and his return back to a consistent spot in the lineup has been hampered by a number of setbacks.

10 responses to “Allen Lazard, David Bakhtiari questionable for Packers

  1. These two need to play. I doubt we can beat the Bears without anyone who can catch or pass block. We saw what happened last week.

  2. Bakhtiari needs to go. I think he’s done. Cut your losses and move on. Lazard isn’t the answer at WR anyway…who cares if he’s on the field on Sunday. This season is going to miserable for Green Bay.

  3. Next Man Up. Nothing has changed. Imagine the missed opportunities in the NFCN because of The Great Equalizer.

  4. Bakhtiari needs to go. I think he’s done. Cut your losses and move on.

    If this is a way for him to go out on his own terms, I’m fine with that.

    His cap number is pretty significant. If he’s cut before June of 2023, he will count $23mil against the cap for next year. If he’s cut after that, its $11.5 for 2023 and 2024, but they save $17.5 on his bonuses.

    There isn’t much reason to move on at this point. Might as well see where this goes. If he plays, its a bonus.

  5. I’ll bet the Packers caved and kept Bahk just to appease Rodgers. Thompson would’ve already cut him loose before the big payday. Nothing personal, it’s just business. It’s another reason to separate themselves from Rodgers…..he negatively affects all front office decisions. It was a huge mistake to re-up Rodgers with his know-it-all, privileged attitude and his disdain for extra work. I’d rather be taking a chance with Love than Rodgers. Rodgers is cut from the same privileged, deceptive, me-first cloth as Favre. As a lifelong Packer fan, it’s disappointing on both fronts. I’m glad I was able to enjoy the Lombardi and Starr championships era firsthand. It’s not the same anymore. It’s fading to black for me.

  6. With that cap hit, I’m not sure Thompson would have cut him. I don’t think he’d be playing, but I don’t think he’d be on the street either.

    The Packers are clearly behind Rodgers. They have proven it with each new contract.

    I understand your disdain for him. I would have been fine if the traded him. One of the burning questions I have is whether the Rams offered the Stafford deal to Green Bay. I do believe it was offered, why they wouldn’t take it is just beyond me. But its doubtful we’ll ever know, definitively.

    I am caring less and less for football as well. Too many gut punch losses. I just can’t invest that kind of emotion anymore. I’ll spare everyone the morality trip, but I don’t think this game can sustain itself with the size and speed of these players. I think we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg as far as the health problems these players will have, I think it will be painful to see.

    I wasn’t alive in the 60s. I can’t imagine what that would have been like. I’ve never had more fun in my life watching Brett Favre. Some heartwrenching, logic defying losses, but I wouldn’t trade it. Hard to believe a better QB followed him. Harder to believe that this team always seemed to be one piece away for two decades.

  7. Not saying the Bears are going to win tomorrow, but I won’t be shocked if they do. I suspect this game is going to be a lot closer than people suspect. Bears will play hard.

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