GREEN BAY, Wis. (WMTV) -- The Green Bay Packers kicked off the next part of their virtual offseason by releasing quarterback Manny Wilkins then re-signing wide receiver Allen Lazard and cornerback Chandon Sullivan as exclusive rights free-agents.
Wilkins signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and remained on their practice squad throughout the entire season.
The release leaves Tim Boyle and 2020 first-round pick, Jordan Love as Aaron Rodgers back-ups. Green Bay also signed UDFA Jalen Morton out of Prairie View A&M.
Thank You to the GreenBay Packers Organization for giving me an opportunity to contribute to the team and the culture. @packers— Jalen Morton (@JMoII1) April 26, 2020
#Packers have re-signed WR Allen Lazard. He was an exclusive rights free-agent.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 27, 2020
They also re-signed CB Chandon Sullivan, also an exclusive rights free-agent.
Lazard burst on to the NFL scene with a four catch, 65 yard performance in Green Bay's week six Monday Night Football win over Detroit. It was highlighted by a 35-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter to make it a 22-20 deficit for the Packers before Mason Crosby nailed a game-winning 23-yard field goal as time expired.
Allen Lazard had one career catch coming into tonight — December 30th, 2018 against the Lions for 7 yards.— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) October 15, 2019
I present to you Allen Lazard’s second career catch in the NFL. What a play from Rodgers to Lazard to give the Packers life against Detroit.
Lazard finished the regular season with 35 catches for 477 yards and three receiving touchdowns which all ranked top-5 on the team in 2019.
Chandon Sullivan hauled in one interception during his first season with Green Bay in the Packers 34-24 win over Dallas.
Exclusive rights contracts are one-year contracts worth the minimum salary, based on each players credited seasons.