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

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4. Colby Wooden

Seeing the Green Bay Packers move on from Colby Wooden after just one season would be a shocker, but hang with me here for a moment.

The 2023 fourth-round pick out of Auburn didn't get much of a shot to prove himself in 2023. He played in all 17 games, but only played 255 snaps and didn't contribute a ton on special teams (just 46 snaps overall).

At 6-foot-4, 273 pounds, Wooden is clearly a very physically gifted player. And you aren't just going to move on from defensive line talent for the sake of it. The Packers have built a tremendous pipeline of defensive linemen and Wooden might just get caught up in the numbers game.

With Kenny Clark, Devonte Wyatt, TJ Slaton, and Karl Brooks occupying four spots for the 2024 season, the Packers would basically not be able to make any additions on the defensive line in order to keep Wooden on the roster. He played the fewest snaps of all Packers defensive linemen this season.

The Packers typically keep five defensive linemen (though that could change with a new DC) and any acquisitions made over the next handful of months would put Wooden's roster status in a bit of jeopardy.

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