These Packers players won't make the 53-man roster in 2024

Green Bay Packers, Anders Carlson
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The Green Bay Packers are an ascending team with Super Bowl potential, but areas of need remain across the 53-man roster.

General manager Brian Gutekunst has done an excellent job of adding young talent to the team. Last year, he drafted several starters or immediate contributors, including Jayden Reed, Luke Musgrave, Tucker Kraft, Dontavyion Wicks, and Karl Brooks. Another solid draft class could launch this team to the next level.

The Packers showed they were ahead of schedule. Their rebuild lasted all of eight weeks before they bounced back into the playoff picture.

This young team around Jordan Love is at the beginning of its journey. However, a few players currently on the roster may struggle to make the final 53 at the end of the summer.

Which Packers players could miss out on 53-man roster spot?

Royce Newman

Royce Newman went from starter to top backup to the Packers not trusting him in the lineup.

Newman only played significant snaps in two games last season, filling in for an injured Elgton Jenkins against the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions. Per PFF, he allowed seven hurries, nine pressures, and one sack in those two contests, enough to lose his job as the primary backup.

He entered the game late in a blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. Newman only played one pass-blocking snap but immediately gave up a pressure.

In Newman's last three career starts, he allowed two sacks, 14 pressures, 10 hurries, and two QB hits. The Packers may wait until they've added more depth in the draft, but releasing Newman seems inevitable this summer.

Anders Carlson

The Packers are making moves to replace Anders Carlson. They brought in Jack Podlesny only days after their playoff exit before signing veteran Greg Joseph in free agency.

Green Bay's interest in the free-agent kicker market wasn't surprising after Carlson's struggles in his rookie season. He missed 13 kicks across the regular season and playoffs, including a league-worst six extra-point tries.

Carlson only had a perfect record in eight games, including the first five. After a strong start, he only converted 100 percent of his kicks in three of the next 14 games.

The Packers are providing tough competition for Carlson, a sign they are preparing to move on.

Emanuel Wilson

Second-year Emanuel Wilson is a candidate to make the roster as the Packers' RB3, but that likely changes if they draft another running back.

Wilson had 14 carries for 85 yards last season, an average of 6.1 yards per attempt. However, his average is skewed by a 31-yard rush. On his 13 other attempts, only three gained more than five yards and just one gained more than 10.

Green Bay signed Josh Jacobs and brought back AJ Dillon, who Matt LaFleur hinted could take on more responsibility this season.

"I think there's some versatility that we can start to use with him moving forward, and trying to be more of a moveable piece, not just a tailback," said LaFleur about Dillon.

If the Packers use a pick in the top four rounds on a running back like Trey Benson, Jaylen Wright, or Blake Corum, it could leave no room on the 53-man roster for Wilson.

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