3 Packers veterans who could lose their starting job to a rookie

Green Bay Packers, Royce Newman (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Dean Lowry
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Dean Lowry, DT

Similarly, if Dean Lowry loses a starting job, it is less to do with his own performances, but rather the great depth the Packers now have along the defensive line.

Lowry has started all 49 games for the Packers over the past three seasons. This year, he has the toughest competition he has faced since then.

Green Bay usually starts games with three defensive linemen on the field, although occasionally it is only two.

Kenny Clark will start each game. The Pro Bowler is the Packers’ best defensive lineman.

Last season, Lowry would always start alongside him, even when only two defensive linemen were on the field to begin the opening series.

Unlike last year, the Packers now have good depth along the line.

First-round pick Devonte Wyatt could compete for snaps early on and may land a starting role. Wyatt has the talent to become a key player in this defense immediately.

Lowry was outstanding last season. It was his best year in Green Bay.

But with the talent the Packers have added to their defensive line this offseason, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he sees his snap counts reduced. And maybe that means losing a starting job to Wyatt, who can become an immediate contributor on defense.