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Packers Wide Receiver Not Expected To Play On Sunday

Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will be without one of their top weapons when they face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football.

Wide receiver Allen Lazard told reporters Thursday that he does not expect to play this week.

Lazard left the Packers' loss to the Washington Commanders on Sunday with a shoulder injury.

"Packers WR Allen Lazard (shoulder) told reporters Thursday he does not expect to play Sunday vs. Bills. Lazard added he isn't concerned about it being a long-term injury." -- Around The NFL

The good news for the Packers is that Lazard said he isn't concerned about the injury keeping him out for the long term.

However, Green Bay is going to need all the help it can get when it travels to Buffalo. The Bills are currently favored by 11, per DraftKings.

Lazard, who also missed Week One, leads the Packers with 340 receiving yards and four touchdowns this season. The receiving corps will also be without veteran Randall Cobb for the foreseeable future, as he was put on injured reserve last week due to an ankle injury.

The Packers' pass-catchers struggled during the team's loss to the Commanders, dropping a combined five passes. That led Rodgers to voice his frustration earlier this week and call for players who are making mistakes to be taken off the field.

The Packer offense likely won't be able to make similar mistakes and snap their current three-game losing streak in Buffalo, especially without Lazard.