GREEN BAY, Wis. — It appears like Aaron Rodgers won’t have the receiver whom he has known as his new No. 1 ever because the Inexperienced Bay Packers traded Davante Adams within the offseason.
That is as a result of Allen Lazard was listed as uncertain for Sunday’s season opener on the Minnesota Vikings. Lazard didn’t observe in any respect this week due to an ankle harm he suffered the earlier week. He stated Friday that it occurred when a defensive deal with stepped on it in observe.
When requested whether or not he thought of it an harm that might hold him out a number of weeks, Lazard on Friday stated: “I can not see previous tomorrow,” earlier than including, “Nah, I will be straight, although.”
If Lazard cannot go, then veteran Sammy Watkins, who signed with the Packers within the offseason in try and jump-start his profession, might develop into Rodgers’ No. 1 goal. After a gradual begin to camp, Rodgers started to attach on performs with Watkins increasingly more because it went on.
“I’ve by no means been this sharp,” Watkins stated of how he feels within the Packers’ offense. “Simply to be this sharp, it feels good to go on the market and play freely and play quick. It feels nice.”
It might additionally imply important taking part in time for the Packers’ rookie receivers, most certainly Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson.
Tight finish Robert Tonyan, who’s coming off an ACL harm final 12 months, additionally ought to be out there. He has been cleared to play and was taken off the harm report.
The Packers even have questions on the offensive line — the identical ones that they’ve confronted all summer time — concerning tackles David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins. Each had been listed as questionable as they continued comebacks from torn ACLs — Bakhtiari’s on the finish of the 2020 season and Jenkins’ final November.
Bakhtiari, the All-Professional left deal with, didn’t observe on Friday after collaborating within the earlier practices through the week. Jenkins, who was injured final 12 months at Minnesota whereas filling in for Bakhtiari at left deal with, practiced all week and is anticipated to maneuver to proper deal with when he is out there.
Coach Matt LaFleur wouldn’t give a purpose for Bakhtiari sitting out on Friday however stated he has gotten sufficient work to play so long as he is medically cleared.
“Simply whenever you take a look at clearly the expertise degree, [that] performs a giant half in that, I believe we have seen sufficient, simply his capacity to go on the market and transfer,” LaFleur stated. “He is been trying fairly good.”