3 moves Packers can make to replace Allen Lazard at wide receiver

Green Bay Packers, Allen Lazard (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Jake Kumerow
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1. Sign Jake Kumerow from Bills practice squad

So, let’s talk about a few affordable moves.

If the Packers want to bring in a receiver with familiarity in the offense, Jake Kumerow could be the answer. Kumerow played under LaFleur last season and was with the team until the end of training camp this year. Like Lazard, Kumerow is a player who Rodgers trusts and enjoys playing with.

The Packers kept Malik Taylor over Kumerow on the 53-man roster, so it’s likely Taylor will have the opportunity to take on a bigger role in the coming games. However, if they need some more depth, Kumerow isn’t a bad option.

Kumerow wouldn’t be a game-changing addition and likely wouldn’t have as big a role on offense as Lazard, but he could be an affordable option. The Packers would need to sign Kumerow from the Buffalo Bills practice squad.

This move would make even more sense if it looks like Lazard or St. Brown could return at some point this season. Kumerow would provide some short-term cover at wide receiver and he’d be able to step in right away as he already knows the offense.

Kumerow struggled to make a huge impact last season, and he might not get much playing time, but he’d offer some depth with Lazard out.