4 players Packers must bench in Week 8 (and who should replace them)

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Rasheed Walker

Replacement: Yosh Nijman

Another offensive lineman struggling in the past few weeks for Green Bay, Rasheed Walker, might find himself sidelined if coaches change up the starting five.

Walker has been similarly as troubled blocking in the run game as Myers, and while he started strong as a pass blocker, he has since turned in performances more reminiscent of his seventh-round draft status. Against Denver, he surrendered three pressures, tied for most on the Packers.

The Packers tendered Yosh Nijman in the offseason. He is taking up roughly $4 million against the cap after commendable 2021 and 2022 seasons that positioned him to earn a starting role this season before Tom's ascent.

Nijman has played well at both left and right tackle in previous seasons, making the Packers' decision to disregard his proven experience outright baffling. Per PFF, he's logged 1,346 snaps in the past two seasons, surrendering only eight sacks.

It makes sense to get Walker the game experience now if the plan is to test him out as a long-term solution at the position. But as Walker continues struggling to protect Love's blindside along with being a low-performing run blocker, it'd be perplexing if Green Bay didn't make the switch to the proven veteran Nijman.