7 players fighting for their Packers futures in December

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Anders Carlson

Rookie kicker Anders Carlson converted his first 17 kicks in the NFL: 10 extra-point tries and seven field goals. His first miss didn't come until Week 7. However, it has been a different story since then. In the Packers' past six games, Carlson has missed three extra points and four field goals. He has now missed at least one kick in four straight games.

The Packers don't seem to have any interest in making an in-season change at kicker. They showed patience with Carlson, even when he struggled for consistency throughout training camp. But if he keeps missing kicks regularly for the remainder of the season, the Packers may need to make a change for 2024.

Keisean Nixon

Teams are better prepared for Keisean Nixon's return ability this season, although he still leads the league in kick return yards and average. His long of 51 yards shows he can still make game-changing plays as a returner.

However, his future in Green Bay could come down to his role on defense. According to Pro Football Reference, Nixon is allowing 76.8 percent of passes to be completed in his coverage, with QBs earning a 97.7 rating throwing his way. The Packers may need to upgrade the slot corner position in the offseason.

Is Nixon's return ability enough to land a new deal?

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