Packers: 4 possible veteran departures this summer

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Cornerback Quinten Rollins
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Cornerback Quinten Rollins /
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GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 11: Quinten Rollins
GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 11: Quinten Rollins /

Four members of the Green Bay Packers roster that could be released this summer.

Anytime a team has a draft in which 11 players are selected, it creates more competition around the roster, which usually yields stronger position groups and a higher level of play among those battling players. It also pushes some of the guys, who are towards the bottom of the totem pole at their position group, off the roster.

We have already seen one instance of this during the 2018 offseason, when the Packers drafted punter, J.K. Scott, in the fifth round. This move caused the Packers to release their 2017 Pro Bowl alternate punter Justin Vogel. Many people are saying that Vogel asked for a release, as he could see the writing on the wall, but nonetheless one draft pick has already pushed one current player off the team.

With a new GM in Brian Gutekunst, a new defensive coordinator in Mike Pettine, and a reunion to bring Joe Philbin back as the offensive coordinator, different approaches are being taken and a new culture is being created in Green Bay. Usually, when front office/coaching changes take place, as well as cultural changes within an organization, it means that some players are going to benefit from these changes, while others are not going to stay and be a part of the change.

Losing Aaron Rodgers during the 2017 season was a massive wake up call as to just how average the Packers roster was, and how much he has been covering up that average roster with his unbelievable quarterback play. After losing Rodgers, weaknesses on the offensive side of the ball became apparent, and the Packers’ already lackluster defense, was forced to be on the field more often, showing some major deficiencies on the defensive side of the ball.

Here are some players that I believe will not be a part of the change in culture going forward with the Packers organization.