Packers 2023 early free agency predictions: Who stays, who goes?

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Green Bay Packers, Elgton Jenkins
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OL Elgton Jenkins: Re-signs

Elgton Jenkins hasn’t gotten back to his Pro Bowl best this season, but it often takes time for players returning from ACL injuries. He is still a key starter along the offensive line with the versatility to play multiple positions.

The Packers need to re-sign Jenkins in the upcoming offseason.

WR Allen Lazard: Re-signs

The Packers will probably find a way to keep Allen Lazard, too. They lost Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling this year, and Randall Cobb could be gone in 2023. It’s important to ensure one of their veteran wide receivers remains on the roster.

Lazard is a trusted target for Aaron Rodgers in the passing game, and he’s also an excellent blocker.

DL Dean Lowry: Walks

Expectations were high for Dean Lowry after he had a career year in 2021. But he has struggled this season, making only half a sack in the opening 12 games.

With Green Bay’s season effectively over, now should be the time to give more snaps to younger players like Devonte Wyatt. It’s hard to imagine Lowry will be re-signed by the Packers in the offseason.

S Dallin Leavitt: Re-signs

According to Pro Football Reference, only Tyler Davis has played more special teams snaps than Dallin Leavitt for the Packers this season.

Leavitt has played on 70.39 percent of the special teams snaps, which could lead to a new deal in the offseason.