The Packers are counting on more from Keke, who defensive coordinator Mike Pettine during the offseason referenced as a player to watch. The Packers simply need more from a defensive line that features mostly the same cast of characters as a year ago.

A fifth-round pick in 2019, Keke didn’t play much as a rookie, and especially didn’t play much down the stretch. Keke had 11 tackles and one quarterback pressure (according to Pro Football Focus) in 94 snaps, with just 14 snaps over the final four games.

“Year 2 being in the system, it’s time to put up or shut up,” defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery said on Friday. “He’s got to come, dive in and buy in to what we’re doing. Just continue to grow as a player fundamentally. That’s a big part of what we do in playing the line. I see him taking those steps. It’s still early, we’ve got a lot of practices left before we get on the field, but I look forward to him helping us this year.”

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