Somehow, someway, the Green Bay Packers got under the salary cap before the start of the league year.
We’re now beginning to find out more details about the roster moves they made.
Two of the moves the Packers made were restructuring Adrian Amos and Billy Turner’s deals. Both players have been excellent free-agent additions in recent years but the team needed to create some cap space.
According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Green Bay saved about $750,000 on this year’s salary cap by restructuring Amos’ deal. His 2022 cap number increased by about the same number that was saved this season. A low-risk move that helps save some additional cap room this year.
The Packers created some more cap room with Turner, saving around $3.57 million by restructuring his deal. His ’22 cap number jumps up by about $800,000, so it’s a smart move that helps create some more space this year.
The Packers have re-signed Aaron Jones this offseason but they’re yet to make any signings since free agency started. While we don’t know the exact number when it comes to their available cap space, it’s unlikely to be much.
Creating more cap room would likely require making more restructures in the near future, or releasing players. Another option would be to give Davante Adams a contract extension, allowing them to move some of this year’s cap hit into future years.
Whether they’re active in free agency or not, at some point, Green Bay will need to create some more cap space. The team will need some room for the upcoming draft class, and also to make any signings during the season, something general manager Brian Gutekunst has been good at doing in recent years.
The Packers have restructured deals to solve their current salary cap situation. We now know a little bit more about the moves they made.