How much cap space do Packers have entering preseason?

Green Bay Packers, Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers began the offseason way over the salary cap, requiring Brian Gutekunst and Russ Ball to work some magic.

They achieved this, getting the team comfortably under the cap before the start of the league year.

As we enter the preseason, where do the Packers stand in terms of salary cap space? How much room do they have to make a signing or two?

How much salary cap space do Packers have ahead of preseason?

According to Over The Cap, the Packers have $15.74 million in salary cap space, which ranks ninth in the NFL. They’ve come a long way from one of the league’s worst cap situations earlier this offseason.

They have achieved this through a combination of ways, from releasing players to restructuring and extending contracts. In many cases, that means pushing money into future years.

Green Bay will want to keep plenty of cap room available for the upcoming season. You never know when that space will be needed to bring in a new player.

Think Rasul Douglas in 2021. Or if a star player is available before the trade deadline.

The team doesn’t have to use all of their cap space, either. Some can be rolled into 2023. This would help as the Packers are currently set to be over the cap again next year and will need to make some moves to clear space.

Some of the remaining cap room could be used to sign free agents. What if the team decides to offer Odell Beckham Jr. a contract? The Packers have the cap space to make a deal work.

Green Bay enters the season with an excellent roster, ready to challenge for a Super Bowl. It also helps to have some flexibility with the salary cap. Should an opportunity come up to strengthen the roster, the Packers have the cap room to make a move.