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The Green Bay Packers have had a busy season as they prepare for another round as a Super Bowl contender in 2022.
Given that they entered the season unsure if Aaron Rodgers would return to play in the Green and Gold, it was a successful transition year. Davante Adams is the biggest departure, but the Packers have done a good job building a team that still looks like it will be a major factor in NFC.
But Brian Gutekunst’s mission never ends.
A good general manager is constantly looking for ways to build the list. With the NFL draft now behind us, this endeavor is now turning into the free agent market where there are still plenty of successful players looking for a contract.
Considering the areas where beamers could use some of the reinforcements and talent that is still there, it would make sense to pursue these three players.
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Joe Barry showed a knack last year for taking free clients who were late and getting the most out of them. Messenger Douglas and Defender Campbell both spent huge seasons after signing a cost-effective one-year deal.
Trey Flowers would be a good candidate to join this group.
The flowers are still on display after being released by the Detroit Lions in March. His time with Lions was disappointing. Over the past two seasons, he played only 14 matches and scored only 3.5 sacks.
From 2016 to 2019, he proved to be a useful defender. He had 6.5 to 7.5 sacks in four consecutive seasons with the versatility to play outside the line-back or line up as a defensive end.
The Packers are set with Rashan Gary and Preston Smith as starters on the edge. But replacing Za’Darius Smith with Kingsley Enagbare puts a lot of confidence in the rookie.
Packers wouldn’t hurt to add a veteran pusher as insurance if Enagbare didn’t advance as quickly as hoped. Flowers will be a great reclamation project for this coaching team.
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A lot of teams have backed up the Brinks truck to improve on the receiver position. The receiver market, led by the $72 million four-year contract offered by Jaguars to Christian Kirk, has been a hot issue this spring.
The Hazmons did not participate in that game. Instead, they traded Davant Adams and watched him sign his massive $140 million deal over five years.
Green Bay did not participate in the first-round receiver game, either, opting to trade in the second round and draft Christian Watson.
Relying on a North Dakota producer to jump right in is a scary proposition, though. Insiders would be wise to look to sign one of the many veteran receivers still on the market.
Jarvis Landry is one of the best options. At 29, he won’t turn 30 until November. Landry’s productions never lived up to his Cleveland contract, but he did offer veteran leadership and a steady presence.
Even in last season’s turbulent quarterback situation, Landry only had two points On 87 goals. His persistence and willingness to tackle would make him a favorite of Aaron Rodgers and coach Matt LaFleur.
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The starting lineup is set for Packers everywhere. The team is in a position to start thinking about worst-case scenarios.
One situation that the Hazmoun doesn’t fit in is injury to Darnell Savage or Adrian Amos. Both are solid starter options in the secondary, but backups are largely unproven.
Vernon Scott, Shawn Davis and Ennis Gaines would be the next options. Triple community to zero Defensive snaps Last season.
This leaves third security as one of the biggest needs that Packers still have. There are still plenty of great options available but Jaquiski Tartt qualifies.
The 30-year-old Niners has yet to return. He made 14 starts for them last season and collected 66 tackles and completion percentages 57.6% per Pro Football reference.
It’s good enough to be on the field in sub-packs and can fill any safety in case of injury.