Alan Lazard, who scored six passes for 146 yards and won the Packers Week 3 Saints, is out indefinitely after major muscle surgery this week. According to ESPN Adam Schifter. Green Bay, without Lazard, will try to keep its failed start Monday night against the undefeated Falcons.
Lazard, a 6-foot-5, 227-pound former player who has not left Iowa, signed with the Packers in December 2018 after spending most of his rookie season on the Jaguars coaching staff. After catching one pass that season, Lazard caught 35 passes for 477 yards and three touchdowns last season. Lazard is currently the Bakers’ leading receiver, with 254 yards in 13 receptions and two touchdowns. At 19.5 yards per lazarte’s catch this season is four yards higher than his career average.
With Lazard out, it could lead to more time playing for Marquez Valdes-Scandling, Darius Shepard and Malik Taylor. Waltz-Scandling has eight passes for 165 yards and one score through three games, while Shepard and Taylor have yet to catch a single pass.
The Packers received some positive news on Thursday, with receiver Downey Adams, who missed last week’s game with a thigh injury, being a particular participant in the practice. Adams hopes his femur will allow him to face the Falcons on Monday night.
Regardless, it seems that the Packers ’offense may have relied too much on running back Aaron Jones, who rushed for 303 yards and four touchdowns. He holds a score of 95 yards with 10 passes and three games.