7 players the Packers must sell before trade deadline in fire sale

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6. Keisean Nixon

Keisean Nixon is coming off arguably his best game of the season against the Minnesota Vikings. He broke up two passes, made five tackles, and had a 25-yard kick return.

Nixon offers versatility, as he brings starting experience on defense and can play various roles on special teams. His first-team All-Pro numbers as a returner stole the headlines last year, but Nixon can take on plenty of other special-teams duties.

That said, if a team trades for Nixon, it's likely with the hope he can provide a spark in the return game.

Nixon isn't afraid to take the ball out of the end zone. He led the league in kick return yards last season with 1,009, taking one to the end zone, and Nixon has another 312 yards this year.

Why would the Packers weaken their secondary and special teams? Like Runyan, Nixon is in a contract year, and there's a good chance Green Bay will move on in the offseason. The Packers have solid cornerback depth, and trading Nixon would allow them to give rookie Carrington Valentine vital playing time to accelerate his development.

The Packers likely wouldn't get more than a Day 3 draft pick, but they should listen to offers.