3 potential cap casualties that Packers must sign in 2023

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Every year, some players are released not due to talent, but the salary cap. One team’s loss can be another’s gain. The Green Bay Packers should consider signing these three players should they be released this offseason.

The Packers won’t have much cap space to make big moves, but they could potentially add some affordable free agents.

If these three players become available, the Packers should have interest.

Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

If Aaron Rodgers is back, the Packers should be in the market for a veteran wide receiver.

Christian Watson is a star and Romeo Doubs will be a key contributor moving forward, but a Packers team running it back should also look to add some experience to the receiving corps.

Five-time Pro Bowler Keenan Allen is one of the league’s best route-runners, and he would add so much to a Green Bay team in win-now mode.

Over the past six seasons, Allen has 6,670 receiving yards and 36 touchdowns.

According to Over The Cap, the Chargers would save $14.8 million by releasing Allen.

He turns 31 in April, so it’s possible the Packers could sign him to an affordable short-term contract.

Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots

Green Bay may desperately need a tight end should Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis depart this offseason.

Hunter Henry is a player to watch. According to Over The Cap, Henry has the New England Patriots’ third-highest cap hit in 2023, but the team would save $10.5 million by moving on.

Henry can block and would give the Packers a solid receiving target in the middle of the field. Over the past four seasons, he has 2,377 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets

Perhaps the New York Jets could include Corey Davis in a trade for Aaron Rodgers.

Davis isn’t a WR1, but he is a talented, experienced receiver. Davis has 1,028 receiving yards and six touchdowns in two seasons with the Jets.

With better quarterback play in Green Bay, Davis would be an excellent complementary receiver for the Packers.