Packers WR Allen Lazard Absent From Mandatory Minicamp

According to Green Bay Packers reporter Rob Demovsky, wide receiver Allen Lazard is absent from the club’s mandatory minicamp.

Offered a second-round tender back in March, Lazard has yet to sign, meaning the 26-year-old is technically not required to participate.

Lazard is clearly holding out hope for a more lucrative deal after finishing second amongst Packer wideouts in receptions (40), yards (513), and touchdowns (8) – all career highs.

Assuming the two sides come to an agreement, Lazard will have massive shoes to fill as Aaron Rodgers‘s presumptive No. 1 receiver following the trade of former top-target Davante Adams. However, any wideout catching passes from Rodgers deserves attention in fantasy circles, and Lazard could easily push for WR 2/3 numbers in an expanded role.

Green Bay also boasts rookie Christian Watson and free-agent signee Sammy Watkins, who is reportedly not a lock to make the team. 

FanDuel Sportsbook has the Packers’ Super Bowl odds currently set at +1200.