The Green Bay Packers got a massive win on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Packers’ defense came up with one final stop to secure a 23-20 win over the Justin Herbert led Chargers. The defense, however, caught a few lucky breaks in their win that drastically helped their chances.
One Safety who wound up with two penalties on the same play found himself off the team today.
The Green Bay Packers Release Safety Dallin Leavitt After Win Against The Los Angeles Chargers
After Leavitt was flagged for holding, what happened next made matters worse. On the same play, Leavitt received another penalty for a foul against an official.
Matt LaFleur went out of his mind with Leavitt on the sidelines. He was furious with the Packers’ core special teams player. Leavitt was released just one day later by Green Bay. Freddie Boston of Fansided highlighted Leavitt’s arrival in Green Bay:
Leavitt followed Rich Bisaccia from Las Vegas to Green Bay last year to help fix the special teams. Only Tyler Davis played more special teams snaps than Leavitt in 2022, and Leavitt leads the way this season.
That’s why his release is surprising. Leavitt has been a core special teams player over the past two years.
The incoming player is running back Patrick Taylor, whom the Packers signed off the New England Patriots’ practice squad. Green Bay had to make a running back move after losing Aaron Jones and Emanuel Wilson to injury against the Chargers. Taylor has already played four games for Green Bay this season and is familiar with the offensive system.
But it’s surprising that Leavitt is the player to go. It perhaps shows confidence in safety Zayne Anderson to take on Leavitt’s role. Anderson didn’t make his Packers debut until Week 9, having missed time due to a hamstring injury. He made an impressive tackle on special teams on Sunday versus Los Angeles.
The Packers have lost a veteran and core player on special teams. Leavitt’s release is a surprising one.
The Packers will certainly have to get creative to replace their snap-leading special teams player. Being sound on special teams has been an emphasis of this team ever since Bisaccia took over.
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