The Packers defense takes a big hit.
Green Bay was successful in part last season due to its ability to adjust to injuries to the defense. Several major defensive players (such as Clay Matthews) missed some, or all, of the season but the team plugged the holes as best they could.
The team has another hold to fill as they released defensive tackle Letroy Guion for various drug and alcohol related offenses. He was arrested for drunk driving in June and suspended the first four games of this season for violating the performance enhancing drugs ban.
Packers have released DT Letroy Guion.
— GB Packers Daily (@GBPdaily) August 8, 2017
Guion was a big contributor to the team last season, starting 15 games and making 30 tackles. Granted he could only have played in 12 games this season, but defensive tackles are unappreciated until a team does not have one. He is a nine year veteran with the last three seasons played in Green Bay. It is a huge loss for a team that made the NFC Championship game last season and hoped to get back to the Super Bowl this year with a healthier group. Now they will have to scramble to find quality big men to plug holes on the defensive line.
Is this a bad start to the team’s season, or did the team lose a player who was not going to make much of an impact anyway?