Lazard brought in three of four targets for 36 yards during the Packers' 37-20 loss to the 49ers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Lazard finished third on the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets for the night, turning in a serviceable but unremarkable performance to close out his second season. The speedster enjoyed a solid sophomore campaign, generating a 35-477-3 line in part-time duty and arguably ascending to the No. 2 spot in the pass-catching pecking order behind Davante Adams by season's end. Lazard saw 17 targets over the last two regular-season-games, and although the four looks he logged Sunday was a modest amount, it certainly was a better way to close out the season than a divisional-round win over the Seahawks in which he didn't see a pass thrown his way over 20 snaps. Looking ahead to 2020, Lazard will endeavor to become the steady full-time No. 2 receiver the Packers sorely need as a complement to Adams.
Lazard (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at San Francisco, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. Lazard has been dealing with an ankle issue since Week 17, causing the Packers to place a cap on his practice reps. As evidence, he logged limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday before finishing the week with a 'full' tag. While he had a five-yard rush and otherwise wasn't targeted last Sunday against the Seahawks, Lazard's target share in the final 11 contests of the regular season amounted to 4.7 per game.
Lazard (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday. With back-to-back capped sessions this week, Lazard seems to be operating under a maintenance plan to ensure he's ready for the NFC Championship Game at San Francisco. Friday's injury report may have the final word on his upcoming availability.
Lazard (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday. During the media-access part of the session, Lazard was spotted off to the side riding a stationary bike, but his activity level indicates he got in some reps on the field. Still, the Packers went about the day without helmets and pads, so his workload Thursday and Friday will be telling for his status for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in San Francisco. Before being limited to 31 percent of the offensive snaps in last week's win over the Seahawks, Lazard had played at least 55 percent in six straight contests, effectively acting as the No. 2 wide receiver behind Davante Adams.
Lazard (ankle) didn't participate during the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Lazard missed some time in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks when teammate Aaron Jones fell on his legs. An ankle injury was cited at the time, which followed a week of practice in which Lazard was a full participant despite an ankle issue. The injury may be a residual effect from the regular season, but there doesn't seem to be any worry about his availability for this weekend's NFC Championship Game at San Francisco. Ultimately, Lazard's activity level to kick off this week will be noted later Wednesday.
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