7 Packers likely playing their final games with the team in the playoffs

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Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst isn't afraid to make challenging offseason decisions. A year ago, he traded four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers and moved on from several key starters from the Rodgers era.

Gutekunst rebuilt the roster with one of the Packers' best draft classes in recent memory. With the youngest roster in the NFL, Green Bay is playoff-bound.

The Packers are underdogs in their wild-card showdown with Mike McCarthy's Dallas Cowboys, but that's nothing new for this team. They aim to shock the world and go on a playoff run with Jordan Love. But Gutekunst has more tough decisions once Green Bay's season ends.

These seven Packers are likely playing their final games with the team in the postseason.

Royce Newman

Royce Newman started two games in Weeks 3 and 4 to fill in for an injured Elgton Jenkins. It couldn't have gone much worse. According to Pro Football Focus, Newman gave up five pressures in the Packers' embarrassing loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 4.

Matt LaFleur had no choice but to make a change. Sean Rhyan became the top backup at guard. Newman has played 10 snaps in the 13 games since, eight of which came in the Week 17 win over the Minnesota Vikings, with Newman coming in late in the fourth quarter with the victory already secured.

The Packers can't go into 2024 with Newman as one of their top backups at any of the interior offensive line spots. His lack of playing time suggests they know this. Strengthening the depth at guard and center is a priority in the offseason, especially if they don't re-sign Jon Runyan Jr.