The new league year begins today at 3 p.m. CT. At this deadline, the Green Bay Packers will need to be under the salary cap for 2021, while any players with expiring contracts will become free agents.
The Packers have already re-signed Aaron Jones but lost Corey Linsley and Jamaal Williams. Free agents can speak to other teams already due to the “legal tampering” window.
But as of this afternoon, a number of Packers will officially become free agents and able to sign anywhere.
Packers free agents 2021
- Montravius Adams, DT
- Tavon Austin, WR
- James Burgess, LB
- Tyler Ervin, RB
- Damon Harrison, DT
- Marcedes Lewis, TE
- Kevin King, CB
- Will Redmond, S
- Lane Taylor, G
- Jared Veldheer, T
- Billy Winn, DT
- Aaron Jones, RB
- Corey Linsley, C (Los Angeles Chargers)
- Jamaal Williams, RB (Detroit Lions)
Of Green Bay’s upcoming free agents, how many will the team re-sign? In all likelihood, not many. Not only are the Packers limited when it comes to salary cap space, but the chances are they’ll look to replace most of the players set to hit free agency.
Don’t be surprised if they bring back a couple of players such as Marcedes Lewis and Lane Taylor (once healthy) on one-year deals.
What will become clear in the coming days is exactly how much cap space the team has to work with and how they plan to use it. While they won’t be able to be big spenders like the New England Patriots have been, if they can make a few smart one-year signings, this team can take another step forward in 2021.
Outside of losing Linsley and King, just about every starter from last season will be back. Don’t forget before they were re-signed last year, David Bakhtiari and Kenny Clark were also set to hit free agency in 2021. The Packers brought them both back along with Aaron Jones.