5 veterans who won't make the Green Bay Packers' Week 1 roster

Which veterans won't be making the Packers' roster?
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It's not going to be easy being a veteran on this young and hungry Green Bay Packers roster in 2024. The Packers have one of the youngest teams in the league, and they have a ton of talent all across the board. While veteran leadership is important, the Packers aren't going to sacrifice talent in order to simply have experience for the sake of it.

Which veteran players could legitimately not make the 53-man roster for Week 1 of the 2024 season? Competition at training camp and in preseason games will make some of these roster battles fascinating, but there are a handful of veteran players who could get replaced by young guys in the coming weeks.

Let's take a look at a handful of guys who need a big camp/preseason to fend off young talent behind them on the depth chart.

1. AJ Dillon, running back

After OTAs and minicamp, it feels like there's at least a little more job security for AJ Dillon as he showed up in incredible shape and perhaps reignited hope that he could be the team's RB2 behind Josh Jacobs this year.

And in the event that Jacobs has to miss significant time, the Packers might prefer to turn to Dillon again as opposed to just throwing rookie MarShawn Lloyd to the wolves. The Packers enter training camp with at least four capable running backs on the roster, Dillon included. Emanuel Wilson was a really nice find for them last year as an undrafted rookie and has a chance to progress in his role this season.

If Dillon has a good camp and preseason, it could lead to an expanded role in Green Bay or somewhere else. If he can boost trade value, the Packers have the depth at this position to dangle him for a draft pick before the start of the season. If he doesn't perform well, there's no dead money on his contract and the Packers can move on quite easily.

There are a few avenues to Dillon not being on this team by Week 1, even if he continues to have a strong offseason.