Through eight games of the 2018 regular season, the Green Bay Packers’ defense has played seven defensive backs with regularity. Seven players have at least 220 snaps each, which represents about 40% of the team’s overall defensive plays.
In the last eight days, however, the Packers have gotten rid of two of them.
A week ago, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was dealt to Washington at the trade deadline, followed this week by Jermaine Whitehead’s release. That’s two prominent safeties gone, players who have played a combined 680 snaps this season in Green and Gold. However, that does not seem to faze head coach Mike McCarthy, who was asked a multitude of questions about the team’s secondary depth in his press conference on Wednesday.


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