Packers: 10 players who could be gone after the 2021 season

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Josh Jackson
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8. CB Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson had a limited role on defense last season and only played on around a third of the Packers’ defensive snaps, according to Pro Football Reference. Maybe a change at defensive coordinator will give Jackson another opportunity to earn a bigger role, but there will be more competition for snaps with Green Bay drafting Eric Stokes and Shemar Jean-Charles earlier this offseason.

The former second-round pick is entering a contract year so will need to take a big step forward in his fourth season to earn a new contract with the Packers.

7. TE Marcedes Lewis

Considering how important Marcedes Lewis has been to the Packers’ offense under Matt LaFleur, it was no surprise to see him re-signed this year. However, at some point in the not-too-distant future, the Packers will need to plan for the future.

Lewis signed a two-year deal this offseason but turns 38 next May. According to Over The Cap, the Packers would pay just $2 million in dead cap if they move on from Lewis after this season.

If Josiah Deguara can stay healthy, he should see plenty of game time due to his blocking ability, and that could allow the Packers to move on from Lewis at the end of the season.