Packers: 5 biggest needs after first wave of free agency

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Davon House
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Ranking the Green Bay Packers’ biggest needs after the first wave of free agency.

It’s been a busy week for the Green Bay Packers, but the work is just beginning for new general manager Brian Gutekunst.

The Packers have added tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson so far, Gutekunst sticking to his word of being more aggressive in free agency than we’re used to seeing in Green Bay.

To make room for the new signings, the Packers moved on from one of the team’s all-time greats at wide receiver, Jordy Nelson. Nelson will likely finish his career as a member of the Oakland Raiders.

On Monday evening, former Packers wide receiver James Jones, who is currently an analyst for NFL Network, reported that safety Morgan Burnett will also be departing Green Bay. Burnett is currently a free agent and will sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Jones.

Gutekunst also struck a trade with some of his former colleagues in Cleveland, sending away cornerback Damarious Randall in return for quarterback DeShone Kizer and higher draft picks in the fourth and fifth rounds.

Free agency is still very much open and there are a number of players available that can help the Packers get better. That, along with the draft next month, gives Gutekunst plenty of opportunities to fix the weaknesses on the roster.

What are the Packers’ biggest needs following the first wave of free agency?