4 first-year Packers players who might not return in 2024

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3. Malik Heath

The Green Bay Packers have been clowned by plenty of people in the media for their lack of aggressiveness when it comes to adding at the wide receiver position. In fact, the offensive skill positions, in general, came under scrutiny by the media when people started noticing that GM Brian Gutekunst was basically allergic to using first-round picks on skill players during Aaron Rodgers's tenure with the team.

But part of the reason for that lack of draft capital investment early on is due to the fact that the Packers seem to find guys at every turn of the NFL Draft...as well as after the NFL Draft.

Malik Heath was an undrafted stud for the Packers last year, and even in a crowded room of young players, he managed to make his way onto the roster and even got some action last season. He caught 15 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in his rookie year, proving that his strong preseason was no fluke.

With the group the Packers have returning at receiver this coming season, including the likes of Christian Watson, Jayden Reed, Romeo Doubs, and Dontayvion Wicks, it's possible that any additions made at receiver could push Heath off of the Green Bay roster. He's going to have to fight like an undrafted rookie once again in the 2024 offseason to keep his spot on the team.