Broncos just gifted Packers the perfect Darnell Savage replacement

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It's a good offseason to need a safety. The Green Bay Packers will likely double down at the position in the months ahead, and while they won't benefit from a deep draft class, the free agency market is improving by the day.

The NFL continues to devalue the safety position. Despite the lack of depth in the draft, several teams have released talented starters ahead of free agency. And that's great news for the Packers.

General manager Brian Gutekunst has the opportunity to find an ideal starter for Jeff Hafley's defense. He could even sign two or pair a free-agent addition with an early-round draft pick.

Free-agent options include Xavier McKinney, Jordan Fuller, and Jordan Whitehead, but the Broncos just added another talented name to the mix.

Broncos releasing Justin Simmons is great news for the Packers

On Thursday, the Broncos surprisingly released safety Justin Simmons in a cap-saving move. Simmons was considered a potential trade target for the Packers this offseason. Now, they can sign him without giving up any draft capital.

Simmons is a four-time second-team All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler. Denver drafted Simmons in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and he quickly became one of the league's best players at the position.

Simmons has earned All-Pro or Pro Bowl honors in five consecutive seasons. Since 2019, he has made 51 pass defenses, 23 interceptions, and forced five fumbles.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, no player has as many interceptions as Simmons' 30 since he entered the league in 2016.

Simmons turns 31 next season but is still playing at a Pro Bowl level. While he might not be a long-term solution, Simmons would be a dream signing on a two-deal deal, solidifying a position of need while allowing the Packers to draft and develop another safety.

The Packers don't have to wait until the start of the new league year to sign Simmons. As the Broncos released him, he is free to sign anywhere immediately.

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