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The training camp begins in mid-July, which means there will be competitions for starting roles. Here are three players at the Green Bay Packers fighting for their jobs.
NFL minicamps are nearing completion, meaning there will be a break before training camp starts in mid-July. From there, players on 32 teams will fight for more reps for the 2022 season.
The Green Bay Packers were a team that handled a wealth of staff turnover this offseason, highlighted by wide receiver Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders, and linebacker Za’Darius Smith was released from his contract. With the moves the team made, there will be openings on the starting lineup, meaning some players may lose reps and be relegated to the bench.
Here are three players at the Packers fighting for their jobs at training camp.
Packers: 3 players who may lose their jobs in training camp
3. Royce Newman, G
The Packers offensive line has gotten a bit of a hit this offseason, as Billy Turner, Dennis Kelly and Lucas Patrick have all signed new teams. When it comes to guard positions, they should have Jon Runyan and Royce Newman as starting guards. That can all change when the team is in the middle of training camp.
In the third round of this year’s NFL Draft, Packers selected Sean Rhyan out of UCLA. In the most recent college football season, Rhyan was named the All-Pac-12 First team. He is deployed as a guard, but he also has experience in tackling.
Of course, it is not ideal to start a rookie right away, but the starting guard positions are far from locked. In the most recent season, Newman surrendered six sacks and was called to five penalties, per Pro Football Focus.