The Green Bay Packers are widely assumed to be short on experience at the wide receiver position heading into this season.

Veteran wideout and restricted free agent Allen Lazard was notably absent from the teams mandatory minicamp this week, as he is possibly looking for a new contract.

Lazard, who is entering his fifth year in the league, has been tendered as a restricted free agent, but has yet to sign the tender.

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This means that Lazard is either awaiting a new, long term deal, or he will play with the team on the 1-year tender this Fall.

It's slightly concerning for the Packers and their fans, as Lazard brings back a ton of experience in a wide receiver room short of it heading into the season.

Lazard hauled in a career high 8 touchdowns last season, and joins veterans Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb as the most experienced players in the wide receiver room this season.

Over the course of his 4-year career thus far, Lazard has 1,448 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. He began his career as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State with the Jacksonville Jaguars prior to signing with Green Bay later on in the 2018 season.

The 1-year restricted free agent tender would pay Lazard 3.986 million this year if it is signed by the veteran wideout.

We'll see what is next for Lazard and the Packers as all teams creep towards training camp and the preseason.

Source: ProFootballTalk and Pro Football Reference (Stats)

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Minnesota Vikings In The Super Bowl? Yep, I Can Remember All Four

It's that time of year, the time when everyone is talking about the NFL's upcoming Super Bowl.

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when the Minnesota Vikings went to the Super Bowl.

And then they went again. And then again. And then again. Hey, we were one of the greatest teams of all time!

Unfortunately, it was the same time the Vikings lost the Super Bowl. And then again. And then again. And then again. Well, at least we must have been one of the second-best teams of all time!

For a whole lot of Vikings fans...you know, the ones who walk around with younger bones...the Vikings have never been to the Super Bowl.

Then there's the ol' dog that is me. I remember the first time... and the second... and the third... and the fourth.