The great thing about all three of these deals is that they are cheap and don’t put the Packers’ long-term financial position in any threat, which is often the case when making moves in free agency.
Matt Forte won’t be returning to Chicago, and he has revealed that he’s more interested in playing for a contender than chasing money. Per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Forte might not get more than $3 million per year. This brings the Packers very much into play. He would be an excellent addition to the Packers’ offense and a perfect complement to Eddie Lacy.
Dwayne Allen would give the Packers some immediate relief at tight end with Andrew Quarless’ departure. By adding another young tight end in the draft, the Packers would have a starter from day one in Allen with a rookie ready to develop.
Punter Jon Ryan could return to Seattle, but hasn’t committed to his future with the Seahawks. He would be an immediate upgrade on Tim Masthay.
Projected cap room after free agency: $3 million
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