3 Packers cut candidates who won't be back in 2024 (and 2 who will)

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The Green Bay Packers need to create cap space this offseason. They may restructure contracts, pushing the problem into future years. Handing out extensions can also save money in the short term.

However, there will almost certainly be multiple departures before the start of the new league year.

Several Packers players could fall under the category of "cap casualties." They are players with significant cap hits and an uncertain future due to age, injury history, recent performances, or other factors. But not every "cap casualty" gets released.

Which Packers are likely gone, and which players with significant cap hits are likely to stay in 2024?

Won't be back: David Bakhtiari

Green Bay has found its starting tackles with 2022 draft picks Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom. Their emergence in year two makes it even harder to justify David Bakhtiari's $40 million cap hit.

The Packers have made a point of getting younger on both sides of the ball over the past year. Bakhtiari, the oldest player on the roster, has missed a lot of time in recent years, and Green Bay can save around $21 million by moving on.

While the Packers could trade Bakhtiari, they likely won't get much more than a Day 3 pick or a mid-round swap, especially if teams know Green Bay has to move on. The most likely scenario is Bakhtiari getting released.

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