With a start-of-the-week signing, Allen Lazard’s hiatus from the Packers came to an end. On Monday, the receiver penned his restricted free-agent tender. Lazard’s absence from the Packers’ minicamp last week did not significantly trouble the club, but many assumed it was a sign that he was holding out for a long-term contract. Lazard’s absence didn’t worry Packers coach Matt LaFleur, and the standoff ended up lasting less than a week.
Due to the losses of Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who departed the Packers to join with the Kansas City Chiefs, Lazard had some negotiating clout. Given the losses at the position, it was reasonable to question if Green Bay should take Lazard under consideration for a long-term contract. However, it seems everything went perfectly for Lazard, and he will be one of the familiar faces when the season starts.