4 former Green Bay Packers who are still free agents

Micah Hyde
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As the dust settles on an eventful start to free agency, several former Green Bay Packers remain available.

It didn't take long for Aaron Jones, Darnell Savage, and Jon Runyan Jr. to find new teams. Jones is out for revenge on the Packers after swapping the green and gold for Minnesota Vikings purple. Green Bay made two notable signings: running back Josh Jacobs and safety Xavier McKinney.

General manager Brian Gutekunst may continue to add talent via free agency. Safety should remain a priority even after the McKinney signing, and the Packers could also be in the market for a backup linebacker.

The Packers have a good track record of knowing when to move on from players, and a handful of their departing free agents from a year ago are available again.

Former Packers who remain available after first wave of free agency

Micah Hyde

Unlike some of the other names on this list, the Packers didn't make the right decision to move on from Micah Hyde back in 2017. He would become a two-time All-Pro and one of the league's best safeties with the Buffalo Bills, making the Packers regret their decision to move on.

Hyde had another productive season for the Bills in 2023, making seven pass defenses and two interceptions. However, after dealing with a neck injury in 2022 and now entering his age-34 season, Hyde remains a free agent.

Dean Lowry

The Packers moved on from Dean Lowry in last year's free agency, with the veteran defensive lineman signing with the Minnesota Vikings (of course). It even netted Green Bay a compensatory draft pick this offseason.

However, Lowry struggled in Minnesota. He earned an awful 47.4 PFF grade, having made no sacks, no quarterback hits, and just 14 tackles. The Vikings released Lowry earlier this month.

Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb's only hope of returning for a 14th season is probably in New York. Without Aaron Rodgers, Cobb caught only five passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in his first season with the Jets.

Rodgers' return would benefit Cobb, but it doesn't seem the Jets are committed to Rodgers' guys in 2024. They have buyer's remorse on Allen Lazard, with The Athletic reporting the Jets have made him available for trade. Based on Cobb's disappointing performances last year, it's hard to imagine he will be back in New York.

Robert Tonyan

Fun fact: Robert Tonyan had more receiving yards (149) in nine career games against the Bears than in 17 games playing for the Bears (112). Tonyan signed a one-year deal with the Bears last offseason, but he posted his worst numbers in five years.

Chicago signed veteran Gerald Everett to pair with Cole Kmet, a sign they don't intend to bring back Tonyan this offseason.

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