Packers: 3 positions that could be decimated in free agency in 2023

Green Bay Packers, Marcedes Lewis (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Marcedes Lewis (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Free agency could be challenging for the Green Bay Packers in 2023.

Forget about which free agents they could sign. For now, they are tasked with getting under the salary cap before the new league year and figuring out who they can afford to bring back.

The Packers could lose a lot of talent at these three positions:

Tight end

Unrestricted free agents: Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis

Restricted free agents: Tyler Davis

As things stand, Josiah Deguara is the Packers’ TE1 in 2023.

Deguara caught only 13 passes this season and, according to Pro Football Reference, played on less than a quarter of the Packers’ offensive snaps.

Green Bay could also lose a ton of depth at tight end in free agency.

Unless the team is able to re-sign one or two of their free-agent tight ends, the position could become priority number one in the 2023 NFL Draft.


Unrestricted free agents: Adrian Amos, Rudy Ford, Dallin Leavitt

Another position where the Packers could lose a starter is safety.

Adrian Amos has played every single game since joining the Packers in 2019. If he’s gone, Week 1 of the 2023 season would be Green Bay’s first game without Amos since 2018. Joe Philbin was the interim head coach.

It’s not just Amos, either. Rudy Ford and Dallin Leavitt were key special teams players, while Ford provided cover on defense and started six games.

Wide receiver

Unrestricted free agents: Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb

Jeff Cotton is the Packers’ only wide receiver under contract with more than a year of experience in the NFL. And Cotton has only been active for one career game with zero receptions.

Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs are the future, but they are still young players developing their game.

If Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb don’t re-sign, Green Bay will lose a ton of experience in the wide receiver room.