7 Packers who are likely entering their final season in 2024

Which Packers could be playing their last seasons in Green Bay in 2024?
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The 2024 season could end up being a make-or-break year for a handful of prominent Green Bay Packers players.

We've seen general manager Brian Gutekunst take a rather ruthless approach the last few years, as legends like David Bakhtiari, Davante Adams, and Aaron Rodgers have all been cut or traded in consecutive offseasons.

Which players in Green Bay could be entering their final year with the team?

Let's take a look at seven names who could be on the hot seat this coming season.

1. Eric Stokes, CB

After the team's decision to decline his fifth-year contract option, it's abundantly clear that former first-round pick Eric Stokes is on thin ice this coming year for the Packers. At the same time, though, the Packers didn't really do a whole lot to plan for his departure.

Green Bay was jumped a couple of times in the 2024 NFL Draft for players like Terrion Arnold and Cooper DeJean, so who knows how different things would have been if the chips had fallen a different way? Maybe Stokes would already be off the roster.

But for now, he's going to get at least one more shot. Stokes played well in his rookie year for the Packers, but he's only appeared in 12 games over the last two seasons and hasn't been consistently available. Now that he's in a contract year, maybe Stokes will be able to have his best season yet under new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley.

2. Kenny Clark, DL

In addition to former first-round pick Eric Stokes hitting free agency for the Packers in 2025, the team is facing a crucial juncture with defensive lineman Kenny Clark. Clark is slated to become a free agent next offseason and could be entering his final year in Green Bay with all of the young players the Packers have added to the defensive line in recent years.

Clark has been outstanding in Green Bay. The former first-round pick is one of the most underrated defensive tackles in the game and has made the Pro Bowl three times, including after the 2023 season in which he set a career-best with 7.5 sacks. It's important to remember, however, that the Packers' most prominent free agent in 2025 is Jordan Love, and his situation could mean a player like Clark gets replaced through the 2025 NFL Draft instead of being re-signed.