Packers: 4 Brian Gutekunst draft picks in danger of being cut in 2023
2. S Tariq Carpenter
Tariq Carpenter didn't do a whole lot wrong in his rookie season. Drafted in the seventh round a year ago, Carpenter saw his snap counts increase as the season went on.
According to Pro Football Reference, he played double-digit special teams snaps in four of the final five games of the regular season, having done so only twice in the previous nine games he played.
Carpenter was a valuable special teams contributor late in the season, and he even played a handful of defensive snaps.
However, there are only so many spots available at safety on the 53-man roster, and the Packers have added depth at the position this offseason.
Darnell Savage is a starter. This offseason, the Packers signed Jonathan Owens and Tarvarius Moore, and re-signed Rudy Ford and Dallin Leavitt. They also drafted Anthony Johnson Jr. in the seventh round, and he has the talent to make the roster.
Where does that leave Carpenter? He isn't the only safety who can play a significant number of special teams snaps, either. Moore, Ford, Leavitt, and Johnson can also contribute.
All Carpenter can do is focus on playing well over the summer, but the Packers' offseason moves at safety haven't helped his chances of making the roster.