3 pending 2024 free agents Packers fans should worry about losing

The Packers need to have one eye on the future, and they can't afford to lose these players after this season.
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1. Rashan Gary

The Packers need to figure out a long-term contract extension with Rashan Gary sooner rather than later. Gary is returning from a season-ending injury, which potentially complicates things slightly, but the Packers should still get the deal done as soon as possible.

Gary is a dominant pass rusher. He has elite athleticism and power, and he is constantly working to improve his game. When the Packers drafted Gary, it was clear he needed work to turn potential into pass-rush production.

He has since become one of the best players at his position. Gary is entering his age-26 season, so he is likely coming into the best years of his career.

The Packers don't often draft and develop star players and then lose them after their rookie contracts expire, but it did happen with Casey Hayward and Micah Hyde. Green Bay can't afford to lose Gary.

When Gary is back on the field destroying offensive linemen and sacking quarterbacks, the price of his new contract will keep rising. The Packers don't want to risk not getting a deal done and being forced to use the franchise tag.

They must ensure their star pass rusher is playing in Green Bay for many more years to come.

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