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The Packers are finally moving on from Amari Rodgers

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The Packers gave Amari Rodgers a great opportunity to keep the main punt returner job but they finally removed him from the role.

Green Bay fans had to wonder how many times Amari Rodgers could get away with this season before the Packers made a different choice.

It turns out the answer was four.

After Rodgers fumbled against the Cowboys on Sunday, the Packers turned to Kesian Nixon for the rest of the day. On Monday, coach Matt Lafleur confirmed that Rodgers would no longer play punts.

Amari Rodgers loses returning duties with Packers

A flopping boat didn’t stop the Packers from defeating the Cowboys. They won 31-28 on a Mason Crosby field goal in overtime. However, it definitely made it more difficult for Green Bay as Dallas scored a touchdown on the ensuing punt.

Rodgers was lucky to get the punt replay job at this point. He had fumbling issues last year and they have continued this year. The last straw came on Sunday.

Special teams coach Rich Pesaccia spoke about the change in the media.

“I really like Amari Rodgers. The No. 8 jersey set itself and put us in some bad situations, so you have to train the man first and then train the player,” he said.

The Packers will face the Titans on Thursday. It’s very clear Rodgers won’t be returning kicks but JP didn’t commit to Nixon being the return man either.

Green Bay Rodgers drafted in 2021 from Clemson. Third round pick in 26 games over the past two years with one start at receiver. He’s achieved eight milestones in his career, including four in 2022.

Without his role on special teams, it will be interesting to see where Rodgers goes from here. He was unable to break through as a frontline target despite injuries and a lack of stars on the Packers depth chart.