It’s that time of year again, when the Packers will be linked to a handful of wide receivers via hypothetical trades or free-agent signings.

Green Bay sits at 3-4, its season having devolved into catastrophe after blowing a double-digit lead against the Commanders on Sunday and a prime-time date with the 5-1 Bills approaching Sunday night.

Through seven weeks, the Packers hold the No. 9 seed in the NFC playoff picture, half a game back of the Rams (3-3) for the No. 7 seed. So maybe the situation isn’t as dire as it seems, but the first seven games were supposed to be the easy portion of Green Bay’s schedule. The Bills, Cowboys (5-2), Titans (4-2) and Eagles (6-0) are its opponents in four of the next five games.

Will trading for a wide receiver fix what has ailed Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers’ offense? Not entirely, and maybe not even enough to vault the Packers into playoff contention.

But general manager Brian Gutekunst must at least try, not only because of how desperate the Packers have become with their record dipping below .500, but also because of how decimated their wide receiver room is.

Allen Lazard had his left arm in a sling Monday afternoon after suffering a shoulder injury against the Commanders.

“He hurt his shoulder, and I’m going to kind of leave it at that and see how it heals throughout the course of the week,” LaFleur said.

Randall Cobb will miss at least another three games while on injured reserve because of a high-ankle sprain. Christian Watson has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.