Jason Wilde breaks down the Green Bay Packers' roster by position in a nine-part series, looking at the team's depth, competitions for playing time and which players to watch out for this season.
“I think in general, for all players, having competition usually elevates their game,” general manager Brian Gutekunst said.
Coach Matt LaFleur said near the end of the team’s virtual offseason program that Dillon joining forces with Jones and Williams doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust time in Green Bay this season.
“For them to not pick a guy early on, to me, says they really like our (wide receivers),” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said midway through the virtual offseason program.
“We’re really excited about Jace and where he can go. I think the sky’s the limit,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says.
Replacing right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who started 124 career games (including playoffs) in Green Bay, is no easy task.
From Tyler Lancaster and Dean Lowry to Montravius Adams and Kingsley Keke, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine needs more from all of the Packers' defensive linemen.
After letting Martinez walk in free agency, the Packers are hoping Kirksey can fill the void in the middle of the field — and deliver more field-tilting plays — at the discounted rate his two-year, $13 million deal provides.
Alexander had 63 tackles (41 solo), two interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a team-high 23 pass break-ups last season.
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“Obviously, this year presents different types of challenges than years past. And it’s crazy to think of, that those are the types of conversations that we have to have in order to play,” Rodgers said. “But that’s the reality we live in.”
"This is a tricky time in the world, but at the same time, it’s something that I truly believe that we cannot necessarily run from. With all the options weighed and everything taken in account, obviously I’m here and I decided to play,” Adams says.