Allen Lazard will officially be on the field for the Packers in 2022. WR Allen Lazard signed his restricted free agent tender with the Green Bay Packers. The signed deal can reportedly create even more cap space for the Green Bay Packers this year.
How can the Packers create space?
By Ken Ingalls’ projections, the Packers can create around $1.5 million in additional cap space for this season if they choose to max out their savings opportunity with Lazard’s contract.
Instead of recognizing the entire cap hit this year, on paper, Green Bay now has four years (2022 plus 3 void years in this example) that they can spread some of the cap charges into.
The Packers currently have 16.96 million in available cap space, according to Over the Cap. Adding another 1.5M may not seem like much, but after various pre season and in season expenses, the ball will likely be much lower. Having nearly $18.5M would allow for a pretty sizable free agent acquisition. That acquisition? All-pro WR Julio Jones.
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The Green Bay Packers signed Sammy Watkins and drafted three wide receivers to fill the void left by Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. But that would be way easier said than done.
They have Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard but they sill need another reliable pair of hands if they want to get over the hump come playoff time. They can afford to wait for Jones to be fully healthy, and just imagine what he could do with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the football.
With the cap space and the need for wide receiver, this signing just became more realistic after Allen Lazard’s extension.
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