How each division rival made life easier on the Packers this offseason

Green Bay can take solace in their rivals' missteps.
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Detroit is banking heavily on a guy who's really close to being labeled a bust

This offseason, the Lions allowed wide receiver Josh Reynolds to leave by way of free agency. Instead of replacing him, Detroit is looking to be banking on 2022 first-round pick, Jameson Williams.

Now, two years ago, you might have thought Williams would be a sure thing, once all healed up from his ACL injury. However, he's come along slowly and, not to mention, was suspended part of last year for violating the league's policy on gambling.

In his first two seasons, Williams has caught 25 passes for 395 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games. While you could blame the slow start to his career on injury and lack of experience as a pro, Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson has also gone on record stating his disappointment in Williams' lack of progress.

Said Johnson: "I hoped it would click just a little bit faster than it has, you know?" last January.

Meanwhile, Reynolds caught 40 passes for 608 yards and five touchdowns in 2023, proving to be a reliable WR2 for the Lions offense.

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