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Training camp begins in mid-July, meaning there will be competitions for starting roles. Here are three players on the Green Bay Packers fighting for their jobs.
NFL minicamps are reaching their conclusion, which means that there will be a break before the start of training camp in mid-July. From there, players on 32 teams will be fighting for increased reps for the 2022 season.
The Green Bay Packers were a team that dealt with a ton of personnel turnover this offseason, highlighted by wide receiver Davante Adams being traded to the Las Vegas Raiders and linebacker Za’Darius Smith getting released from his contract. With the moves the team made, there will be openings on the starting lineup, which means that some players could lose reps and get relegated to the bench.
Here are three players on the Packers that are fighting for their jobs in training camp.
Packers: 3 players who could lose their job in training camp
3. Royce Newman, G
The Packers offensive line has taken a bit of a hit this offseason, as Billy Turner, Dennis Kelly and Lucas Patrick all signed with new teams. When it comes to the guard positions, they were slated to have Jon Runyan and Royce Newman as the starting guards. That can all change once the team is in the middle of training camp.
In the third round of this year’s NFL Draft, the Packers selected Sean Rhyan out of UCLA. This past college football season, Rhyan was named to the All-Pac-12 First team. He is slotted in as a guard, but he has experience playing tackle as well.
Sure, it is not ideal to start a rookie right away, but the starting guard positions are far from locked down. This past season, Newman surrendered six sacks and was called for five penalties, per Pro Football Focus.