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APC Podcast, 8/5: Packers’ players and coaches see big things for Allen Lazard

With a little bit yet to go before practices start, Zach and Tex discuss roster rules in the season of COVID.

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As we inch closer and closer to something resembling football, so too does the podcast. After a few weeks of twiddling our thumbs — not unlike the NFL itself, it seems — we’re feeling more ready to dive in.

On today’s episode, we’re joined by the big boss himself, Even “Tex” Western. And thanks be to the content gods, we were recently blessed with some press availability from coach, GM, and players alike. So, for the first time this year, our notable nuggets segment returns, as we each pick out something notable from said availability.

While Zach once again falls into the classic “excited about tight ends” trap, Tex gleans something different: the excitement around WR Allen Lazard. With Devin Funchess opting out, there’s an even better opportunity for Alien Lizard to rise to the occasion and build on his surprising 2019 season. And to hear coaches and players tell it, Lazard is up to the challenge.

Also ahead on today’s episode:

  • NFL COVID 101: understanding the details of changes to the roster and practice squad rules, as well as the new “reserve/COVID-19” designation.
  • Listener mailbag — your Packers questions answered.

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