7 players fighting for their Packers futures in December

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Jon Runyan Jr.

Jon Runyan Jr. is still Green Bay's starting right guard, but for how much longer? Runyan's snap counts have decreased in recent weeks, with the Packers rotating second-year Sean Rhyan into the lineup. Runyan didn't miss a snap in the opening seven games, but he played a season-low 77 percent in Week 12.

Runyan is tied for the Packers' most penalties this season with five, has struggled to run block, and is making far too many mistakes. A free agent in the offseason, Runyan needs to make significant improvements before the end of the year to land a new deal.

Yosh Nijman

Another 2024 free agent along the offensive line is Yosh Nijman. Nijman briefly replaced Rasheed Walker as the Packers' starting left tackle, but he has been unable to take the job permanently. Nijman has split snaps with Walker in recent weeks. Walker had two more snaps than Nijman in Week 12.

Teams often prefer continuity along the offensive line. Matt LaFleur's decision to regularly rotate snaps at two positions is unusual, but it is working. But it does indicate that LaFleur doesn't know who his best left tackle is. Nijman is a free agent, and the Packers may look to find their long-term starter in the draft.