Four Packers wide receivers sat out of practice today. Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Christian Watson and Randall Cobb. Lazard has been dealing with an ankle injury since week 1. He was back for week 2 and all indications are that he has not suffered any setbacks. This may be precautionary. Watkins and Watson are both dealing with hamstring injuries.
This is very concerning as both are speed guys and hamstring injuries can often linger. Randall Cobb missed yesterday’s practice as well with an illness. It is unclear what the illness is but it is something to watch. The big concern is that all but Cobb practiced yesterday. This again could be simply precautionary to make sure they are healthy for Sunday’s game. With all of this being said, Green Bay could possibly pursue a veteran wide receiver via trade. Peter Bukowski of Locked on Packers proposed a trade scenario that would send WR Robbie Anderson to the Packers.
Robbie Anderson To Green Bay?
Peter Bukowski: “Robbie Anderson is almost a $22M cap hit next season in Carolina. The Panthers season is already over. The Packers have tried to trade for Anderson before and were reportedly interested in signing him as a free agent. He’s under $9M in 2023 too.” The post later goes on to clarify that Anderson’s singing bonus would stay with the Panthers. The packers could essentially trade for a $1.03m base (for whatever weeks are left in 2022) and cut him before 2023 starts and owe him nothing more.
Robbie Anderson’s Career:
From 2017-2021 Robbie Anderson has averaged (per 17 games) 15 games started, 118 targets, 67 receptions, 879 yards, and 6 touchdowns. That would be an incredible addition to the Packers’ wide receiving room. Through the first two games in 2022 Robbie Anderson has 8 receptions for 134 yards and 1 touchdown.
If Green Bay would be able to pull off a trade for this type of veteran wide receiver it would do wonders for their offense. That being said, it is hard to imagine what Carolina would ask in a trade for Robbie Anderson. Additionally, Carolina likely isn’t punting on the season after two games, especially with Baker Mayfield at QB. Either way, it is certainly worth a phone call from Brian Gutekunst.
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