GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers coach Matt LaFleur won’t say how close the team has come to buy Houston Texans’ Will Fuller recipient ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, but he says there is no disagreement when it comes to how Green Bay should handle negotiations.
“I don’t know if anything has become so serious,” LaFleur said after Tuesday’s trading deadline.
Multiple media reports indicated that Packers suggested the Texans choose the fourth round, but Houston did not want less people in the second round. ESPN’s Dianna Russini has reported that there is disagreement within “the highest levels of the organization” over whether adding a premium receiver in the short term is worth it.
LaFleur said he kept in touch with general manager Brian Gutekunst throughout the process.
“I don’t know where such things will come from,” LaFleur said. “We communicate regularly, we are on the same page and there is no truth about it. I promise you that.”
If the Packers exchange for Fuller or any other player on Tuesday, he won’t be able to play Thursday in San Francisco because of the COVID-19 loading protocol.
“I wouldn’t say we have to, because I think we have shown what we can do,” Packers recipient Davante Adams said on Tuesday when asked about adding a receiver. “When I go down, people step up and do what they have to do. Step up big. I won’t say that’s a need. Obviously, I’ve said this before, I don’t think it’s any secret.” It may help us to be able I will not oppose it It may help us But I certainly have full faith and trust in my people here to be able to accomplish it. “
Packers midfielder Aaron Rodgers, when asked if he spoke to Gutekunst about the possibility of a commercial assistant, said: “I’ll just repeat what I said and keep saying, I understand. Clearing my role and position on and that is my focus. “
Packers could actually get some recipient help for Thursday’s match in San Francisco in the form of Allen Lazard, who hasn’t played since Week 3. That’s when he got a one-touch eight match. times, 146 yards, against Saints. Just days after that match, he underwent core muscle surgery and was put on the bench due to an injury. He went back to training last week but was not activated because of Sunday’s defeat to the Vikings.
“I think he’s really close,” said LaFleur. “I think he did everything we asked him to do, and the coaches asked him to do it, and it was only a matter of when we felt safe to let him out, and then he will go out there .I know he wanted to go out there in the worst way and he wished he were there yesterday. But we will spend our time and be smart with and make sure he can go out there and play to the extent he can in the past year and a half. “
LaFleur seems less optimistic about Aaron Jones’s regain, saying, “We’ll give him game time and then we’ll figure it out. So we’ll see.”
Jones has missed the last two games due to a calf injury, and Packers knew they wouldn’t have two of their other top running defenders, Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon, as they were already in the list. Booklet / COVID-19 this week with line-up Kamal Martin.