5 Packers players who will be gone in 2024 and their potential replacements

The Packers should be headed for more of a rebuild, so let's start looking ahead.
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It has been a bumpy road this season for the Green Bay Packers. At 3-5, fans are holding out hope as the team is hanging by a thread following their Week 9 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

While the season isn't over just yet, the Packers have a long road ahead if they are to get back into the playoff picture. At the same time, there are plenty of fans already looking ahead, preparing for both the best and the worst.

If Green Bay ends the year the way it's begun, then they are going to be headed for more of a rebuild than anything else. With that in mind, let's look at a handful of players who likely won't return in 2024 and whom the Packers could draft as a replacement.

1. Darnell Savage, Safety

In the final year of his contract, safety Darnell Savage started the year in mediocre fashion before landing on injured reserve with a calf injury. He had commonly found himself in the wrong positioning in coverage and was allowing an opposing passer rating of 100.8 before being placed on IR.

This next year, Savage should be relatively easy to move on from, especially after dealing with an injury. The Packers likely won't want to pay a safety that's been average, at best, over the past couple of seasons. Instead, they could opt for a replacement like this guy.

Potential Replacement: James Williams, Miami

One of the most intriguing safety prospects in next year's draft is James Williams out of Miami. This kid is a big, strong defensive back who hits like a semi truck. Williams is a specimen, too, at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds. He attacks ball carriers head-on in the run game and is able to drive them backward regularly.

Williams is also good in coverage, having the speed necessary to play deep.