Almost every year they'll release veteran players past their prime in favor of younger up-and-coming players who are budding with potential.
It's part of the organization's draft-and-develop philosophy in which the coaching staff is committed to cultivating young players. They know that even if the youngsters aren't big-time contributors during their rookie years, they might be in their second, third and fourth years in the league.
Head coach Mike McCarthy has mentioned on numerous occasions, seemingly on an annual basis, how much the young players on the team develop during the offseason, most recently following this year's minicamp back in June (Packers.com).
"I really like the development of the second and third-year players," said McCarthy. "It's something that always stands out to me at the end of the spring."
Every year, there's several candidates that will make big strides. Here are a couple who will impress in 2012.