Packers: Pending free agents to bring back in 2019

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 24: Geronimo Allison
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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 30: Geronimo Allison #81 of the Green Bay Packers runs between Taron Johnson #24 of the Buffalo Bills and Ryan Lewis #38 during the third quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on September 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Geronimo Allison, RFA

2018 base salary: $630,000

Geronimo Allison has come a long way since his rookie season and has become one of Aaron Rodgers‘ most trusted targets.

Although 2018 was lost due to injury, in his five games Allison caught 20 passes, averaged over 15 yards a reception and had two touchdowns. Allison also led the team in receiving yards through the first four weeks of the season before becoming injured.

We saw how a lack of trust between Rodgers and his young receivers negatively impacted the offense, so having Geronimo Allison in the lineup is a must.

Bashaud Breeland, UFA

2018 base salary: $650,588

Green Bay was able to sign Bashaud Breeland to a very cheap contract in 2018 because of his offseason foot injury. However before his failed physical, Breeland was set to make $24 million over three years with the Carolina Panthers.

Given his injuries in 2018, Breeland may not command that same amount but he will most likely be in that same ballpark. And for this Packers team, he is well worth it.

Even though this past season for Breeland was limited with injuries, at this point durability shouldn’t be a concern as he had missed just three games in his previous four seasons.

Breeland has shown a nose for the ball over his career where he tallied eight interceptions and averaged just under 15 pass deflections per season in Washington. While in his seven games with the Packers, Breeland recorded two interceptions, one touchdown, four pass deflections and a fumble recovery.

During the season, Breeland had stated that the Packers will get the first opportunity to sign him this offseason.

Marcedes Lewis, UFA

2018 base salary: $1.05 million

Marcedes Lewis was brought in known for his ability as a fantastic blocking tight end. In fact, he finished 2017 ranked as the best blocking tight end in all of football by Pro Football Focus.

However, the Green Bay Packers coaching staff grossly misused Lewis, who saw the field less than both Jimmy Graham and Lance Kendricks when it came to running situations or in pass protection, even though both struggle as blockers.

It was a disappointing first season in Green Bay but I would like to see Lewis brought back on a one-year deal that will be fairly cheap, and hopefully he is better utilized under the new coaching staff.

Without Marcedes Lewis, the Packers don’t have any tight ends that can hold their own in pass or run blocking situations.

Ibraheim Campbell, RFA

2018 base salary: $331,765

Ibraheim Campbell has spent much of his short career being bounced from team to team, but I liked what I saw from him during his brief time in Green Bay.

He brings a physicality to the safety position and is an exceptional tackler, an area this secondary drastically needs to improve on. In just three games with the Green Bay Packers, Campbell recorded 18 total tackles.

The safety position is one that needs to be addressed this offseason and right now it is unknown how GM Brian Gutekunst will address the need, but Campbell can give Green Bay some needed depth for a low-cost.