Packers Beat: WR Allen Lazard claiming WR2 role

It looks like the progress Allen Lazard made with the Green Bay Packers late last season was not a fluke.

The third-year wideout from Iowa State began the 2020 campaign strong with four catches for 63 yards and a touchdown while playing 87% of the Packers snaps. Only Davante Adams, who played two more, took more snaps at wide receiver for Green Bay in its season-opening 43-34 win at Minnesota.

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That is an encouraging step for Lazard after he put up 35 receptions for 477 receiving yards and three scores in 2019. Lazard’s biggest play on Sunday came with 11:42 in the fourth when he reeled in a deep pass from Aaron Rodgers for a 38-yard gain before he lost his footing before getting in the end zone. Reports all offseason said Lazard had the trust of Rodgers and looked to be the favorite to take the WR2 role.

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