5 Green Bay Packers players who won't be missed in 2024

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Darnell Savage

Darnell Savage was one of the heroes of the Packers' victory over the Cowboys in the wild-card round, but it has otherwise been a tough season for the former first-round pick.

In the loss to San Francisco, Savage dropped a potential pick-six, got beaten in coverage by George Kittle for a touchdown, and missed a tackle on Christian McCaffrey's touchdown run.

Savage struggled in coverage this season. According to Pro Football Reference, he allowed a career-high 78.3 completion percentage, with quarterbacks earning a 106.9 passer rating in his coverage. It was Savage's third straight season allowing a passer rating above 100. He also had a missed-tackle percentage of 13.6, almost tying his career-worst.

Savage missed seven games due to injury and struggled for consistency when he played. The Packers should start over at the safety position this offseason, which likely means moving on from Savage, who is an unrestricted free agent.

Three of the Packers' starting safeties from this season will hit free agency in March: Savage, Jonathan Owens, and Rudy Ford. They may opt to bring one of them back and then turn to the draft. However, general manager Brian Gutekunst isn't afraid to completely start over at a position, as we've seen at tight end and wide receiver over the past couple of offseasons.

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