Packers don't tender Jarrett Boykin

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin (11) returned a fumble for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during last year's game at Soldier Field in Chicago.

The Green Bay Packers decided against tendering restricted free-agent receiver Jarrett Boykin, according to the official NFL free-agency release.

The Packers would've needed to place a right-of-first-refusal tender on the 6-foot-2, 218-pound receiver to maintain his rights. He's now able to sign with any NFL team.

Receiver became one of the deepest positional groups on the Packers' roster the moment Randall Cobb re-signed for four years, $40 million on Saturday night. The Packers also have two 2014 draft picks, Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis, on the depth chart behind starters Jordy Nelson, Cobb and Davante Adams.

Boykin, 25, entered last season as the team's No. 3 receiver, but the rookie Adams usurped him after Boykin was sidelined for three weeks with a groin injury. He finished the year with three catches for 23 yards.

The Packers tendered right-of-first-refusal contracts worth $1.542 million to offensive lineman Don Barclay and safety Sean Richardson. Barclay is coming off reconstructive knee surgery, but likely will be the team's primary backup at guard and right tackle.

Richardson, the primary backup at safety, led the team in special-teams tackles (17) in his first full NFL season. He missed a full calendar year after cervical neck fusion of his C-5 and C-6 vertebrae following the 2012 season.

The Packers also extended an exclusive-rights tender to safety Chris Banjo, who played three games last season. Since Banjo has less than three accrued NFL seasons, he's obligated to sign with the Packers at the league minimum.

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