The biggest clue that Josiah Deguara won't be back next season is that his role is already being reduced in the Packers' offense. Deguara played only five snaps in the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10. He left the win over Los Angeles early due to injury but had only played one offensive snap before then.
It correlates with the rise in opportunities for rookie tight end Tucker Kraft. Kraft has played over 30 offensive snaps in the past two games, having only hit that number once in the previous eight contests. And Kraft is making the most of his playing time.
His blocking is improving, and the third-round pick is making a contribution as a receiver. Kraft caught two passes for 32 yards against the Chargers, showing off his yards-after-catch ability. He would've scored his first NFL touchdown had his foot not barely gone out of bounds.
Meanwhile, Deguara hasn't played well. He has missed too many blocks, including on special teams. Deguara made a massive mistake on the Packers' failed extra-point try against the Steelers, leading to the kick being blocked.
Deguara's rookie deal expires in the offseason. He is already losing snaps to Kraft, a sign he won't return in 2024.