The Packers have tendered Lazard, an exclusive rights free agent, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Lazard was used sparingly before No. 1 wideout Davante Adams suffered a turf toe injury Week 4, at which point the remaining members of the receiving corps underwhelmed. From Week 6 through the NFC Championship Game, Lazard played at least 50 percent of the offensive snaps in nine of 13 appearances en route to a 38-513-3 line on 56 targets. He seemingly has a starting job locked up for the 2020 campaign, but a lot depends on offseason moves (particularly the 2020 NFL Draft) and a potential leap from one of the other young receivers on the squad.
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.
Lazard was not targeted but had one carry for five yards in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks.
An ankle injury suffered in the second quarter limited Lazard's opportunities to make an impact, and he finished with just 20 snaps. Lazard was spotted on the sideline after suffering the injury and, according to Lily Zhao of WFRV, was walking without a limp after the game, so he should be good to go for next weekend's NFC Championship Game.
Lazard was back on the sideline with his helmet on to start the second half of Sunday's divisional-round clash with the Seahawks, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Lazard had to go to the locker room with an ankle injury in the first half, but it looks like he'll be available for the second half.
Lazard went to the locker room with an ankle injury in the second quarter of Sunday's divisional-round clash with the Seahawks.
Lazard's return is considered questionable. He got injured after running back Aaron Jones fell into his legs. Lazard was able to jog on his way to the locker room, which is encouraging for his chances of returning.
Lazard hauled in four of his eight targets for 69 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 17 win over Detroit.
Lazard provided a few key plays in the team's comeback victory, the biggest coming on a 28-yard leaping touchdown reception that tied the game at 20 late in the fourth quarter. After failing to command targets with a healthy receiving corps throughout the middle of the season, Lazard has emerged as a reliable target for Aaron Rodgers by combining to rack up 17 targets across the team's last two games. That sets him up to make a strong contribution in the team's playoff run, which will begin with a divisional round matchup. Heading into 2020, Lazard will be an exclusive-rights free agent, meaning the Packers will only need to offer a one-year contract at the league minimum to retain his rights. Given his emergence as a reliable target, it's likely that he'll remain in Green Bay.
Lazard (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Detroit, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Lazard was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday, with no hint of serious concern about his Week 17 status. He's emerged from the pack as Green Bay's No. 2 wide receiver, playing 78 and 75 percent of offensive snaps the past two games, including a career-high nine targets in last week's 23-10 win over Minnesota. The role does come with a degree of upside, but Davante Adams and Aaron Jones are still the only reliable sources of volume in the Packers offense.
Lazard (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.
The Packers have yet to hold a true practice this week, instead releasing an estimated report Wednesday before going through a pair of walk-throughs Thursday. On a positive note, Lazard has logged some activity to date as he deals with an ankle issue. Assuming he ditches the injury when Friday's practice report is posted, he's a great bet to continue logging the second-most offensive snaps among Packers wide receivers behind Davante Adams.
Lazard was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report with an ankle injury, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
The Packers didn't actually hold a practice for Christmas Day, but Lazard's appearance on the report suggests he's at least a little banged up coming out of Monday's 23-10 win over the Vikings, during which he nabbed five of nine targets for 45 yards. If Lazard is able to upgrade to full participation by Friday, he should enter Sunday's regular-season finale versus Detroit minus an injury designation.
Lazard secured five of nine targets for 45 yards in the Packers' 23-10 win over the Vikings on Monday night.
Lazard was a distant second in receptions, receiving yards and targets to Davante Adams, but the fact he saw a career-high nine looks was certainly encouraging. The second-year wideout has enjoyed a modest but steady role in the offense since Week 6, notching multiple receptions in eight of his last nine contests and even generating the first 100-yard effort of his career in Week 13 against the Giants. Lazard will look to remain similarly productive in a favorable matchup against the porous Lions secondary in Week 17.
Lazard was targeted three times and caught two passes for 14 yards in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
It was another quiet day for Lazard, who finished with fewer than 30 total yards for the fourth time in five games. Despite the lack of production, Lazard has been the Packers' second-best option at wide receiver of late, and his snap count finally backed that up in Week 15 as he played the second-most snaps among Packers receivers -- 14 more than No. 3 WR Geronimo Allison -- for the first time since Davante Adams returned to action in Week 9. With little doubt about his standing heading into Week 16, Lazard will have at least some intrigue against a Vikings defense that has allowed opposing wideouts to pile up yards over the second half of the season.
Lazard was targeted three times and caught two passes for 19 yards in Sunday's victory over Washington.
Lazard caught two passes in a three-play sequence late in the second quarter, but he was otherwise shut down a week after topping 100 yards and finding the end zone against the Giants. Outside of the big Week 13 showing, Lazard has not topped 44 yards in a game since Week 6 and still is playing only around half the offensive snaps each week. That will make him tough to trust Week 15, even against a Bears defense that has been below average against opposing wide receivers since Week 10.
Lazard caught all three of his targets for 103 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-13 win over the Giants.
The Packers obviously saw something they liked with Lazard's early matchups. The rookie made a diving 43-yard grab on the Packers' opening drive and then came back with a 37-yard touchdown on the team's second go-around for his first touchdown since Week 6. The big-bodied receiver now has five catches of 20 or more yards this season despite just 22 total receptions. Next up is a Washington defense that, despite some warts, has held opponents to just 10.9 yards per catch, ninth best in the league.
Lazard caught one pass for seven yards and had one carry for 21 yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
Lazard's reception came on a pass from Tim Boyle after starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers had already been removed from the game, so on snaps that mattered, he was essentially limited to just the one long run. He will have a chance to bounce back Week 13 against a Giants secondary that is routinely beaten by opposing wide receivers, but he will be tough to trust, failing to top 44 yards or score a touchdown in any game since his Week 6 breakout performance.
Lazard was targeted six times and caught three passes for 27 yards in Sunday's victory over the Panthers.
Lazard's six targets trailed only Davante Adams among Packers skill players, but he was unable to do much for fantasy players, finishing with his fewest yards in a game since bursting onto the scene in Week 7. Lazard has averaged just under five targets per game since that same Week 7 contest, but he has steadily lost playing time, as his snap-count percentage fell Sunday for the third straight game. Lazard and the Packers will be on bye in Week 11 before returning to action in Week 12 in a tough away matchup against the 49ers.
Lazard caught three of four targets for a team-high 44 yards in Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Chargers.
The Packers left their offense at home when they flew west, and Lazard's 17-yard grab in the fourth quarter ended up being the team's longest play from scrimmage. It was encouraging to see the second-year receiver maintain his usual volume even with Davante Adams back in the lineup, and Lazard may have done enough to establish himself as Aaron Rodgers' No. 2 WR going forward.
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