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Green Bay Packers free agency capsule

March 10, 2018

GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Morgan Burnett; LB Ahmad Brooks; CBs Davon House and Demetri Goodson; G Jahri Evans; LS Brett Goode; DL Quinton Dial; TE Richard Rodgers; OL Ulrick John; WR Jeff Janis.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Joe Thomas; P Jake Schum.

NEEDS: Defense needs edge rush infusion, while veteran cornerback — or two — would also help, especially after Packers agreed to deal CB Damarious Randall to Browns for QB DeShone Kizer. He arrives to potentially bring more competition for backup quarterback job following Brett Hundley’s inconsistent performance while Aaron Rodgers was hurt. Tight end could be target again after Martellus Bennett was cut at midseason. Right side of offensive line is unsettled at guard with Evans hitting free agency and tackle Bryan Bulaga recovering from knee injury, though utility lineman Justin McCray could be in-house solution. New GM Brian Gutekunst could be more active in free agency than predecessor Ted Thompson.

AVAILABLE SALARY CAP SPACE (approximately): $16.5 million

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