It's the circle of life in the NFL: teams lose beloved players and face the unenviable task of replacing them.
For the Green Bay Packers, this hit home pretty hard this offseason. The team let go of its locker room leader and watched one of their best receivers sign with a division rival. As if that wasn't bad enough, Green Bay's all-time leading receiver retired and leaves a big hole in the hearts of both his teammates and fans.
The Packers now move on to try and replace these players. After standing pat in free agency, which is the norm for Green Bay under GM Ted Thompson, they will try to replace these departed veterans with the next generation through the NFL draft. It's worked wonders for Thompson so far in his tenure, but fans remain uneasy about losing so many "big name" contributors.
Here are the four players the Packers will miss the most in 2013.