Post Draft Moves

Packers cut one, sign two

Two young players who showed promise in 2019 will be back with the Packers this fall.  Wide Receiver Allen Lazard and defensive back Chandon Sullivan both signed their exclusive rights free agent tender with the team on Monday.   

Lazard worked his way into the receiver rotation last year after the Packers acquired him off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He finished with 35 receptions for 477 yards and three touchdowns.

Sullivan, the second year player from Georgia State, became a role player in the secondary and wound up with 30 tackles and one interception.   

Both players will receive one year contracts and Sullivan's signing might spell the end of the line for 36 year old veteran Tramon Williams.

The Packers on Monday also announced the release of rookie quarterback Manny Wilkins from Arizona State.   Wilkins was also cut last summer after an encouraging training camp and was brought back on to the team's practice squad where he spent the entire season.      

That leaves the Packers with four quarterbacks on their roster, Aaron Rodgers, last year's backup Tim Boyle, number one draft choice Jordan Love and Jalen Morton, a rookie free agent signed after the draft from Prairie View A&M.

Mark Daniels

I’ve got Green and Gold in my blood having grown up in Titletown and it’s been a treat watching and covering sports from the Packers to the preps for you in Green Bay for Midwest Communications.
As a kid, I chased Packer players for autographs, I’m still chasing ‘em now for quotes on the big play or big game. I’ve had the opportunity to cover Super Bowls, the World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA playoffs and major championship golf over the years but I get just as much enjoyment following the college scene at UWGB or St. Norbert, the Green Bay Gamblers and high school sports.
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