4 contracts holding the Green Bay Packers back right now

The Packers are going to have to deal with these contracts soon.

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3. De'Vondre Campbell

The Green Bay Packers are no longer getting the type of production out of De'Vondre Campbell that they got when they simply took a shot on him in NFL free agency a few years back.

Campbell was an All-Pro back in 2021, but he has as many tackles over the last two seasons combined as he did back in that 2021 campaign. Although Campbell is a linebacker and not a cornerback, the passer rating into his coverage of 111.2 was the worst mark of his professional career thus far.

He's cut down on the missed tackles since coming to Green Bay, but you can't help but wonder with a new defensive coordinator in Jeff Hafley coming in if the Packers won't want to offset some aging veteran players and get the cap savings where they can find it, even if it means eating some dead cap.

De'Vondre Campbell has a pretty hefty cap hit of $14.23 million this offseason, but the Packers could save $10.57 million if they make him a post-June 1 cut.

Between Campbell and Preston Smith, we're talking about the Packers being able to add around $23 million of cap space in June, around the time when they could really fire up some contract extension talks with franchise QB Jordan Love.