5 Packers players who could follow Joe Barry out of the door

Joe Barry is officially out as Packers DC, but what players are soon to follow?

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5. Eric Stokes

To see Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst move on from not one but two former first-round picks in the same offseason would be wild. For Gutekunst, it would probably be a bitter pill to swallow.

I don't know if it's all that likely that we would see the Packers cut Eric Stokes, but I could see Green Bay trading him to the highest bidder. They could do the same with Jaire Alexander, for that matter.

The issue with moving on from Stokes is that you obviously believe in his potential as a former first-round pick, but his availability has been brutally low. He's played just 12 games over the last two seasons, and the Packers will almost certainly not be picking up his option for 2025 at this point. With that in mind, why delay the inevitable?

Trade Stokes to the highest bidder this offseason. Give him a fresh start, and make sure you recoup some NFL Draft capital from another team that perhaps had him graded highly a few years back. The Packers have the NFL Draft capital to comfortably move on this offseason and could be in a position to draft one of the top corners in the class if they so choose.

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