5 Packers who won't survive the rest of the 2023 season

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4. Sean Rhyan

The Packers don't seem to have any confidence in second-year guard Sean Rhyan. Royce Newman started two games due to Elgton Jenkins' injury, but the experiment couldn't have gone any worse. Newman struggled in both games, but the Packers still wouldn't turn to Rhyan.

Newman has a Pro Football Focus grade of 46.1 this season. If you are unfamiliar with the PFF grading system, that puts him in the 'Replaceable' tier, which is below 'Backup.' In other words, it's about as bad as it gets.

It was hardly surprising. Newman became unplayable last season, especially after a disastrous performance against the New York Jets.

Despite that, Rhyan still hasn't played an offensive snap for the Packers. Maybe he wouldn't be any better than Newman, but we don't know until he has an opportunity. The fact Matt LaFleur continued to start Newman ahead of Rhyan says a lot.

It won't be surprising if the Packers add another interior offensive lineman via free agency or a trade. If LaFleur isn't willing to give Rhyan an opportunity when one of the starters is injured, the Packers could easily move on from the former third-round pick.

We may get a better idea if Jenkins misses Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. He is questionable. If Jenkins is out and Newman starts ahead of Rhyan, it tells us all we need to know about the team's confidence in him.