The Green Bay Packers are in a rebuild.
Will they refer to it as that? Absolutely not, but their actions speak louder than words. Green Bay is in the process of building toward a healthier salary cap. That meant parting ways with veterans and replacing them with young players on rookie deals this past offseason. Green Bay has the youngest roster in the NFL.
The Packers traded Rasul Douglas at last month's deadline, a move that created future cap space and netted draft capital. That's the sign of a rebuilding team.
Green Bay may need to make more bold moves in the near future. These five Packers are on the hot seat entering Week 11.
5. Rasheed Walker
Matt LaFleur recently benched Rasheed Walker for Yosh Nijman at left tackle. However, an injury to Nijman gave Walker another opportunity. Nijman practiced in full on Wednesday, indicating he is good to go in Week 11. What will that mean at left tackle?
If Walker gets another opportunity, he has to make the most of it. After making a solid start to the season after replacing David Bakhtiari, Walker has struggled. And that continued last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Jacob Morley of Packer Report, Walker allowed a team-high five pressures against Pittsburgh.
It's not just about the starting left tackle job this season, but next year and beyond. Had Walker stepped into the lineup and played at a high level, it may have lowered the need to add a tackle in the offseason. If the season ended today, drafting a left tackle would become arguably the Packers' top priority.
When Walker does play, he needs to make the most of his opportunity.