Three remaining free agents the Green Bay Packers should consider signing.
While the attention is on next week’s draft, there are still a few free agents available who could help the Green Bay Packers get better.
The Packers do have the luxury of picking 10 times in the draft, with four picks in the opening two days, so it’s possible they won’t look to sign any free agents until after the draft.
But if and when they do, here are three players to consider:
1. Tre Boston, S
For the second year in a row, it’s a surprise to see Tre Boston available this late into the offseason. If the Packers decide they want to add more experience to the secondary, there might not be a better option than Boston, who has eight interceptions over the past two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers. A combination of Boston and Adrian Amos at safety would give the Packers a significant upgrade on what they’ve had in recent years.
Boston only turns 27 this offseason, so he could be a key part of the secondary for multiple years in his prime.
The Packers only have around $13 million in cap room, according to Over The Cap, so any signing would depend on the price. But the longer it goes, the more sense signing Boston makes.
Bringing him in likely wouldn’t take up much cap room, but the Packers would gain a reliable, experienced safety to start with Amos.
2. Ezekiel Ansah, DE
Injury history is the big problem here. But if Ezekiel Ansah is healthy he can help any team get more sacks. Still just 29 years old, Ansah would add more depth to an improving Packers pass rush.
The former Lions edge rusher has posted double-digit sacks twice in his career — in 2015 and 2017. But he finished 2018 with just four sacks and missed nine games due to injury. He was placed on injured reserve in December after dealing with a shoulder injury throughout the season.
Perhaps the fact Ansah remains unsigned suggests teams are concerned with his shoulder injury, and that would be the biggest risk.
But if the Packers could agree a one-year, “prove it” type contract, it’d be a low-risk, high-upside move. At his best and fully healthy, Ansah can put up double-digit sacks.
3. T.J. Yeldon, RB
Adding depth at running back is important this spring, and while the best bet might be via the draft due to the contract, one option could be T.J. Yeldon. It could be possible to sign Yeldon to a short-term, affordable contract. Tevin Coleman was given a two-year, $8.5 million contract by the San Francisco 49ers.
With his ability as a receiver (1,302 receiving yards and six touchdowns in four seasons), the Packers would be getting another talented piece to their backfield, and a player who can also start if needed.