Packers free-agency tracker: Updates from Green Bay and around the NFL

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The 2019 NFL season is officially underway and the Green Bay Packers made big splashes with four major acquisitions and the cutting of one longtime player when the league calendar flipped on March 13.

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Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst answers questions at the scouting combine. will be tracking each Packers move and all of the incoming and departing players through the next month, as well as moves from around the NFL. Bookmark this page for all the latest.


» Za'Darius Smith, OLB - The Packers are bringing in the edge rusher from Baltimore to bolster their pass rush. Smith has 18.5 career sacks.

» Adrian Amos, S - The Packers took one of the starting safeties away from division rival Chicago, with Amos becoming an instant starter on the back end. Amos agreed to a four-year deal for $37 million.

» Preston Smith, OLB - The Packers landed the former Washington pass rusher (24.5 career sacks) to bookend the linebacking group with Za'Darius Smith.

» Billy Turner, OL - The Packers inked the guard/tackle from Denver to bolster the offensive line. According to ESPN, he got a four-year, $28 million deal. Turner started 11 games for the Broncos last season.


» Nick Perry, OLB - Perry was released by the Packers. The 28-year-old wasdue a $4.8 million roster bonus March 15. He ended last season on injured reserve. In seven years, Perry recorded 32 sacks.

» Bashaud Breeland, CB - Signed a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, Olivia Reiner confirmed. The cornerback played seven games for the Packers in 2018, intercepting two passes.

» Kentrell Brice, S - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they signed Brice to a 1-year deal on March 18.

» Randall Cobb, WR - The NFL Network reported on March 18 the veteran wide receiver visited the Dallas Cowboys. A day later, Cobb agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal to leave Green Bay after eight seasons. Jay Glazer first reported the deal.

» Clay Matthews, OLB - The 32-year-old tweeted an image of himself in a Los Angeles Rams uniform to indicate he had moved on from Green Bay after 10 seasons. His agent met with Packers at the combine to discuss a reunion, per Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood.

» Jake Ryan, ILB - The linebacker signed with Jacksonville, Ryan Wood confirmed. Previously the Packers had expressed interest in re-signing him, per Jim Owczarski.

» Antonio Morrison, ILB - Waived before being owed a raise of $2 million in 2019.

Unrestricted free agents

Need to know: Jake Ryan (knee), Davon House (shoulder), Muhammed Wilkerson (leg), Byron Bell (knee) and Ibraheim Campbell (knee) ended 2018 on injured reserve.

» Muhammed Wilkerson, DT

» Marcedes Lewis, TE - Lewis, 34, fits a role as a blocker in Matt LaFleur's new offense. Lewis also caught 44 passes over two years in Jacksonville when Nathaniel Hackett was the Jaguars' offensive coordinator.

» Lance Kendricks, TE

» Byron Bell, G

» Eddie Pleasant S

» Davon House, CB

» Ibraheim Campbell, S - Team would like him back, per Tom Silverstein.

NFL free-agency updates

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Restricted free agents

Need to know: Packers had until March 13 to offer either a first-round ($4.07 million), second-round ($3.095) or original-round ($2.025) deal to these players. They are free to negotiate with other teams and agree to a contract. If the Packers put a tender on the player but choose not to match, they will receive the tendered compensation. Allison and Brice were undrafted players, however, so an original-round tender would yield no draft compensation if they sign elsewhere.

» Geronimo Allison, WR - Jim Owczarski confirmed that Allison and the Packers have agreed to a one-year deal, bringing the wide receiver back for the 2019 season.

» Kentrell Brice, S - The Packers elected not to submit a tender, making Brice an unrestricted free agent, and he agreed to terms with Tampa Bay.

Exclusive rights free agents

Need to know: Players are not free to negotiate with other teams. The Packers hold their rights, so if they are offered the tender but do not take it, they cannot play. The tender amount is roughly $645,000.

» Justin McCray, OL - Signed his exclusive rights tender April 2, per NFL transactions report.

» Lucas Patrick, G - Tender offer expected (per Ryan Wood) but will be signed after new league year, per Jim Owczarski

» Robert Tonyan, TE - Signed his exclusive rights tender April 8, per per NFL transactions report.

» Reggie Gilbert, OLB - Signed a one-year, $570,000 tender offer April 3 per NFL transactions report.

» Jake Kumerow, WR - Signed his tender off Friday, a source confirmed.

» Fadol Brown, DL: Signed a one-year, $570,000 deal March 6 before being tendered an exclusive rights contract.

According to the NFLPA, the Packers began the week with over $34 million in available cap space. The Packers' draft class, which includes two first-round picks, should eat up around $3.5-4 million of that space. That means general manager Brian Gutekunst was walking into free agency with roughly $30 million with which to work before any cuts or trades.

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