Green Bay Packers: 12 players that need to go this offseason

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Inside linebacker Clay Matthews
LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Inside linebacker Clay Matthews /
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ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 17: Quinten Rollins
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 17: Quinten Rollins /

12. Demetri Goodson

This one-time developmental contributor has played a total of six games over the past two seasons and has yet to showcase any valuable skills in pass coverage. In fact, the now 28-year-old has generated more headlines for his 2016 four-game suspension than anything he’s accomplished on the field. Goodson’s 2017 campaign was essentially over before it began after he suffered a hamstring injury that landed him on injured reserve. File this one as a no-brainer. Next.

11. Jermaine Whitehead

The 24-year-old safety quietly played in 10 games in 2017, but has yet to display any qualities that would justify keeping him on the roster. Green Bay’s season-ending loss to Detroit exposed Whitehead’s flaws in run support and pass coverage. His attempt at taking down Eric Ebron with a shoulder dive without using his arms to wrap up saw the tight end easily elude the Auburn product on a 9-yard completion.

Whitehead followed that up by failing to get his hands on Kenny Golladay in the slot, as the rookie blew by him on the 54-yard post route that put the home team up 10-3 in the second quarter. There’s nothing to see here.

10. Quinten Rollins

The one-time college hoops standout has seen his career drastically hit the skids after a somewhat promising rookie year in 2015. His Pro Football Focus (PFF) rating went from 133.8 to 58.4 in 2016 and only continued plummeting in his third season, when Rollins registered a 41.2 grade, placing him 106th among NFL cornerbacks. The young defender’s utter lack of skill in terms of reading offenses totally negates his athletic ability. It’s time to move on from this second-round bust. Nice job, Ted.