5 Packers players who don't deserve another season in 2024

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1. Royce Newman

Royce Newman still has one year remaining on his rookie deal, but the Packers can't trust him to step into a starting role.

Newman has made eight starts since the beginning of the 2022 season. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed 26 pressures, 16 hurries, five quarterback hits, and five sacks, and had two penalties in those games. It's nowhere near good enough.

The Packers had seen enough after the loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 4. While the entire offensive line struggled that night, Newman offered little resistance to the Lions' interior pass rush. Jordan Love was under pressure all evening.

Newman only played a further eight offensive snaps in the remaining 13 games of the regular season. And many of them were when Matt LaFleur sent in the backups with the game already won against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Packers have to add multiple interior offensive linemen this offseason. They need more competition for the starting center and right guard jobs while ensuring they have adequate cover when they are hit with injuries.

Newman started 16 games as a rookie but hasn't looked like an NFL offensive lineman over the past two seasons. It's time for the Packers to make a change.

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