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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3. Promote Robert Foster to active roster

Finally, the Packers could give an opportunity to a player already with the team.

The Packers signed Robert Foster to the practice squad in September, but now could be the time to promote him to the 53-man roster and give him some snaps on offense.

Foster ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in 2018, and he would go onto spend two seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He impressed as a rookie with 27 catches for 541 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 20 yards per reception.

The Packers did promote Darrius Shepherd to the 53-man roster over Foster last week, which suggests the team doesn’t think Foster is ready. But with his speed and deep-threat ability, he’d certainly be an interesting addition to Matt LaFleur’s offense. Packers receivers have been able to make some big plays down the field, and Foster has the speed to also create problems for defensive backs.

Should the Packers decide to make a move at wide receiver, they have options. A lot will depend on Lazard’s status. Is his injury season-ending, or do the Packers believe he can return at some point? Also, any move they do make will need to be affordable. Not an easy task, but the Packers do have some options.

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