Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur says wide receiver Allen Lazard will practice on Wednesday.
After missing the Green Bay Packers‘ regular season opener last week, there’s perhaps a sign that wide receiver Allen Lazard could return in Week 2 versus the Chicago Bears.
According to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, head coach Matt LaFleur said Lazard will practice on Wednesday.
This is a step in the right direction as Lazard didn’t practice at all last week.
Lazard’s return to the practice field doesn’t guarantee he’ll play this week, but it’s an encouraging sign.
The Packers missed Lazard, who is the team’s new number one wide receiver, against the Vikings.
With Lazard out last week, no Packers wide receiver put up more than Romeo Doubs’ 37 receiving yards. Running back AJ Dillon led the team in receiving with 46 yards on five catches.
In total, Green Bay’s wide receivers put up a combined 120 receiving yards against the Vikings, but none of them were consistent.
Getting Lazard back will give the entire offense a boost. He understands the system, has Aaron Rodgers’ trust, and is one of the only receivers on the roster to have multiple years of experience catching passes from the four-time MVP.
Whether Lazard plays this week or not, it’s at least an encouraging sign that he was back out there at practice on Wednesday. His injury status will be something to watch closely as the week goes on.
It would be ideal timing to get Lazard back in Week 2 after the Packers’ disappointing offensive performance in their season opener.