5 Packers who definitely won't be back after free agency

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2. Josiah Deguara

Not only does it feel unlikely for Josiah Deguara to return to the Green Bay Packers, it seems more and more unlikely by the day that he's going to be able to find work elsewhere in the NFL.

But focusing in on the Packers' context, there's just no need for a player like Deguara to return. The Packers used multiple selections in the 2023 NFL Draft on Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft, a pair of tight ends who both played exceptionally well as rookies, despite some bumps along the road.

Having those two players on the roster likely keeps the Packers from bringing back a player like Deguara, who just could never carve out a prominent role in Matt LaFleur's scheme.

3. Royce Newman

Royce Newman isn't a free agent, to be clear. At this stage, Newman remains on the Packers' roster, but entering the final year of his contract, it's probably time for the Packers to move on.

Although it looked early on in his career like he might be able to develop into a starter at the guard position, Newman has become a liability for the Packers in recent years. He was so bad when his number was called last season that the Packers ended up turning to Sean Rhyan instead.

Especially with Green Bay expected to invest in the offensive line during the NFL Draft, it seems clear that Newman is destined to be cut sooner or later.